Melanie Dahl

Melanie Dahl

June 30, 2022

Coaching Experience: I’ve coached at the club, high school and college levels. After college graduation, I was lucky to go right into Women’s NCAA DII coaching and became the first full-time Head Coach at West Chester University. I then went on to NCAA DI coaching to be the women’s Assistant Coach at Boise State University for a season before landing the Drexel University Head Coaching position. I also held assistant coaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania and LaSalle University. I’ve coached at Club Lehigh Power Boys since 2015 and prior to that I was a Chicago Jrs and Quaker City Girls’ Club Coach . I am the girls and boys assistant coach at Haverford H.S. (2017-2019)

Coaching Philosophy: I coach to share my love of volleyball. I’m a teacher and student of the game. I consider myself a technical coach, but there’s more than physical aspects to the game,  A.C.E. (Attitude, Communication, and Effort) are my guiding principles for success.

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning our college conference championship and advancing to the post-season tournament.

My Life in Sports: I have been playing volleyball since I was 12 and still play today. I took a break from coaching volleyball when I had my kids, but promised myself that I would coach again when I could coach my kids. I have had the joy of coaching both of them in club and school volleyball.

When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball…  I’m spending time with my husband and 2 kids, who all play volleyball!

Favorite subject in school:  Calculus

Last Book I Read: Ready Player One

Favorite Movie: Wizard of Oz

Favorite Quote:  “Never underestimate the heart of a champion.” Rudy Tomjanovich

Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With:  My mom

Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I played varsity badminton in high school in the Chicago suburbs.  They still have a team today.