“The last of humans freedoms is to choose one’s attitude.”
~ Victor Frankl
- Original purpose – a digital resume
- A place to safely store my volleyball knowledge base articles
- To spread the love of the game
The original purpose of this website was to post a digital resume to give me a competitive advantage while I was between jobs. Beyond my resume being just an attachment to an email, I thought it may help to post my resume online and provide a link in the email. This way prospective Head Coaches didn’t have to download a resume, they could easily share the resume with their Athletic Director and Staff, and it would be readily accessible online (not in a pile of other resumes). Secondly, I could post more than my resume, do it in color with pictures and graphics, and give deeper insight into me. I original categories included: About, Biography, Philosophy, and Technology. My hope was after a Coach clicked to see my resume, that Coach would be intrigued to click a little more.
From here, the website grew by failure…hard drive failure.
A lot of the information you see throughout the website was stored on my personal computer hard drive and backed-up with a thumb drive, flash drive, jump drive, whatever you want to call it. I plugged in my thumb drive one day and POOF it somehow burned-out both my hard drive and thumb drive! Fortunately, I spent a couple years as a Technician with an IT company (I had no technical background before joining this IT company and learned on the fly. It was a means to an end in order to allow me to coach on a volunteer basis with Low Country Volleyball Club and at Bluffton High School). So I became nerdy enough to know how to restore the “lost” information, but it was a real chore…and a lesson! So I created a blog with the purpose of storing all my information online, or what is becoming known as “The Cloud”. Storing this data online would help to prevent losing this information and would enable me to access it anywhere in the world. I still often refer to my blog for pieces of information.
Bit-by-bit I added the volleyball information I had on my hard drive to my blog. As I stored this volleyball information, I started to get a couple emails about general volleyball questions. Through these emails, I learned that these people found my website on search engines, like Google. Wow! I thought. Who’da’thunk it?
My website has been in existence for three years. I am overwhelmed and humbled by the people I have met through my little corner of the web, from National Team Coaches from around the world, to fellow collegiate coaching colleagues, to beach volleyball professionals, to parents and players that just want some general knowledge.
My ultimate purpose now is to spread the love of the game.