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BP Oil Spill, One Year Later

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BP Oil Spill, One Year Later

Posted on 26 July 2011 by Chuck Rey

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BP Thanks America, 22 Billion Time$

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BP Thanks America, 22 Billion Time$

Posted on 26 July 2011 by Chuck Rey

bp america 300x237 BP Thanks America, 22 Billion Time$ volleyballBP showed a $22 Billion turn-around from one year ago and a $5.3 Billion earning in the second quarter alone (CNN report).  Nice job America, but then again, do Americans really care?  Last June, I said it was a Great Time to Buy BP Stock and if you listened, you would have about doubled your money in a year.  But who am I?  I should be a Goldman Sachs executive stealing money from your pocket.  Instead, I’m just a lowly volleyball coach.  What could I possibly know about business and the stock market?  I did spend 10 years in the business world and was president of a multi-million dollar corporation.  That made me a lot funnier and better looking at the time.  I must have been smarter then too. Continue Reading

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The Competitive Cauldron: The Goal is Improvement by Tom Black

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The Competitive Cauldron: The Goal is Improvement by Tom Black

Posted on 19 July 2011 by Chuck Rey

tom black lmu The Competitive Cauldron: The Goal is Improvement by Tom Black volleyballTom Black – Women’s Head Coach, UCSD Tritons (now Head Coach, Loyola Marymount University)

Explaining the Cauldron

There is no improvement without intensity. This is what draws us to the cauldron. If we want our players to improve, they have to play hard. If we want them to play hard, we have to get them to compete. If we want to create a competitive culture, then we need to measure things, record them, praise successes, and hold ourselves accountable for results. The cauldron, as created by University of North Carolina’s soccer coach, Anson Dorrance, gives us a foundation. Continue Reading

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MIA Because of Camps

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MIA Because of Camps

Posted on 15 July 2011 by Chuck Rey

volleyball camp 300x139 MIA Because of Camps volleyballBeen a little MIA this time of year as I’ve been hibernating from the blazing weather and crazy storms because it’s that volleyball camp time of year.  Camp immediately following Junior Nationals in Atlanta certainly benefited the Winthrop program as many player drove-up from Atlanta to participate.  But I do have empathy for these players as it again seems they’ve been playing non-stop.  Continue Reading

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Coach Chuck Rey is Assistant Coach at Miami University


Prior to this position, he was Assistant Coach at Winthrop University, the University of Minnesota and Georgia Southern University.

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