Kurt Godfrey

Kurt Godfrey

June 7, 2022

Coach Godfrey began his volleyball coaching career in 2009 at Harcum College holding the title as Associate Head Coach. He had a brief stay at the college and then transitioned into the Assistant Head Coach of Boys Volleyball at Central Bucks South High School the following year (2010). There, Coach Godfrey has spent the last eight years (2010-2018) coaching with both the boys and girls teams, quickly ascending to become the head varsity coach for both programs.  As the girl’s head coach, he has amassed an 84-41 overall record and made playoff appearances for each season (2014-2021).

At the club level, he recently began his fourth season with East Coast Power Volleyball Club where he is the head coach for the 17 – Silver Team. Previously, he coached four seasons at GPS Crush where he coached at the elite level within the program. He also took on the role of Associate Director for Player & Parent Relations (2014-2017) for the program during his stint.
As a player, Coach Godfrey was a three-year varsity starter at Pennridge High School, fulfilling the defensive specialist position and he also was a four-year member of the Shippensburg Men’s Volleyball Club Team.  He started three seasons as a defensive specialist and libero for the club team.
Coach Godfrey graduated Shippensburg University in 2007 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. He is currently a Territory Sales Executive for Health Network Laboratories.

Coaching Philosophy: 

  • The Only Thing That Matters Is What We Do Right Now
  •  Be The Best Version Of Yourself Today
  • Have Passion, A Great Attitude, A Single-Minded Focus, Relentless Energy & Always Finish The Fight
  • Make EVERY rep count – Every rep is YOUR rep
  • NEVER miss an opportunity to establish your identity

Best Volleyball Moment: My best volleyball moment would probably be winning my first tournament as a coach.  Watching the hard work my players put in finally pay off was a really rewarding moment.  

My Life in Sports: I grew up playing a lot of sports.  As a kid, I played baseball, football, basketball, and golf but didn’t pick up volleyball until my freshman year of high school.  I was on the golf and volleyball teams in high school. In college, I played at Shippensburg University as a DS and Libero.  

When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball: When I am not in the gym for volleyball, I am usually with my family and friends.  I am recently married and have two pups at home.

Favorite subject in school: History

Favorite Book: Make Your Bed by Admiral William McRaven (U.S. Navy) 

Favorite Movie: Top Gun or Saving Private Ryan

Favorite Quote: “A coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person will in a lifetime.”

Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: George W. Bush

Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I am studying to get my pilot’s license.  It’s been a longer process than expected because of COVID-19 but it’s always been a dream of mine.