My coaching experience: I have been playing and coaching volleyball pretty much my whole life. After high school, I joined the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team first as a manager and then as a volunteer assistant coach. After graduating I moved home and worked for the Philadelphia Starlings Volleyball Club. As a coach and director of the club I helped to expand the game of volleyball and bring volleyball to the inner city. Most recently I was a national level coach at a local club team.
My coaching philosophy is very important to me. Teams I coach focus on fundamental volleyball, defense-first mindset and effort. While these may seem to be simple or basic, our practices are extremely competitive and tailored to improving on every ball.
My best volleyball moment was probably winning my high school city championship, pride of Masterman High School 2000!
My life on sports: I’m an extremely competitive person and love watching and breaking down all different sports.
When I’m not coaching I’m trying to keep up with my two crazy kids and relaxing with my wonderful wife Emily!
Favorite Movie : Sandlot
The person I’d like to have dinner with is Michael Jordan, Ryan Reynolds and Michelle and Barak Obama.
Coaching Philosophy: As a coach I will try to develop players’ mental and physical skills by encouraging communication, effort and a positive attitude. I will work on basic form skills and make sure each player is accountable and able to play multiple positions.
Best Volleyball Moment: One of my greatest earlier volleyball moments was when my team won the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Championship. Our team lost every 1st set during the quarter, semi, and final championship games. We never gave up and came back to win the championship. Another memorable moment was when we won the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship during my junior and senior years at Archbishop Carroll High School.(Brian McCann was our coach). We played our rival and won in a very exciting 5 sets. I received All-Catholic honors and PA All-State during my high school years in volleyball.
My Life in Sports: During my childhood, I always played many sports, such as soccer, basketball, softball and cheerleading. I started playing volleyball in 5th grade and started with club volleyball with the 12s. I have been very fortunate to play club volleyball for 7 years and to have the opportunity to travel all over and play against some very good competition. I enjoy playing in beach volleyball and grass tournaments over the summer. I currently play volleyball for Cabrini University as the starting Libero.
When I’m Not Coaching Volleyball… I am a sophomore student at Cabrini University majoring in Early Childhood Education/Special Ed and play for the volleyball team. I love to hang out with my friends and watch Netflix on my down time.
Favorite subject in school: Math
Last Book I Read: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Movie: Transformers
Favorite Quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: My grandpop.
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I love to work out and I have a fitness account where I post work out videos.