Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres

June 7, 2022

Born and raised in Bethlehem, PA.
2004 Liberty High School Graduate.
I have been playing volleyball for 18 years. Throughout both high school and college ball I have been a Libero, Setter and Opposite. I have been coaching with ECP for about 3 years.

Coaching Philosophy: Let each player discover his or her own destiny. Phil Jackson said “I was always interested in getting players to think for themselves so they can make difficult decisions in the heat of battle.” My goal is to provide an environment where my players grow their skills and volleyball IQ in various ways but especially through learning from both their mistakes and successes.

Best Volleyball Moment: I don’t have just one specific moment, It’s the journey volleyball has and continues to take me on that I love so much! I have gotten to travel and meet some of my best friends in life because of this game. Now I have the blessing to be able to give back to the game I love so much by helping younger athletes grow their love for the game!

My Life in Sports: Being a part of organized sports as a kid was paramount in building my character and work ethic. Playing sports provided me life lessons that I have taken with me and apply to this day. How to be a good teammate and leader. How to cope and respond to setbacks. There’re so many meaningful things to be learned from playing sports and being a part of a team.

When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball… I’m spending much needed time with my family and setting up a net somewhere to play volleyball.

Favorite subject in school: History
Last Book I Read: Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban Favorite Movie: The Matrix

Favorite Quote: “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.” -Phil Jackson

Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: Kobe Bryant

Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I’m a lefty, I’ve lived in Florida and Arizona.