***I must preface this email with an apology to those friends and coaches that I have not been able to speak with personally about this move or at least send an email. As much as I think I’m technologically savvy, I did not save my contacts in a correct format from Winthrop to Miami! No hard feelings please ***
A promotion, in the coaching profession, is daunting. Yes, a promotion is daunting. Unfortunately, most promotions require leaving a university and years of relationships with administration, staff, coaches, players, boosters, and fans. Because we coach for the kids, I often have a guilty conscious leaving them. There is that special coach/player bond. You get to know them through the recruiting process, when they are just getting out of braces freshman year in high school. As a male coach, we even learn about their prom dress color (oh boy!) and their pet’s name. I received a Christmas text message of one player’s pet cow. Continue Reading
Five years ago, I attended my first AVCA Convention in Sacramento, CA. I was excited and anxious, but I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I, along with 3 First Time Attendees from the 2010 AVCA Class, Brian Swenty, Kyrsten Becker, and Mary Leventis, are here to guide you through one of the greatest volleyball experiences you will attend, the 2011 AVCA Convention in San Antonio, TX! Continue Reading
Today is the day of my first presentation at the AVCA Convention here in cold Kansas City, MO. The presentation starts at 4:30 (CST) in Room KCCC 2503AB. The topic is AVCA Convention 101: What Every First-Time Attendee Needs to Know. My intention is to make this the best convention experience for you.
Even if you have attended the convention before, it wouldn’t hurt to have your input for the new-comers as well as make them feel welcome on this initially overwhelming experience. (I believe I already have a couple returning conventioneers in the crowd to heckle me).
Come meet the newest members of the AVCA Convention!
I try to eat healthy, choose organic food when possible, but organic can get pricey (in the short term). So I get the weekly coupons from Earth Fare, our local organic grocery, and found the Free Ground Chuck coupon I received today a bit ironic…as it happens to be my birthday. If you know me, I really don’t weigh enough to be giving away any pounds. And if I were to be ground up for sale, I don’t think I’d taste too good.
It’s a great time to buy BP stock! Not because I believe in the company. Not because the company made a profit of $16.9 BILLION last year. Not because of the charming CEO, Tony Heyward earned $6 million last year (despite profits dropping 45%). But because I believe in the disgracefully myopic American public. Pitifully, Americans know how to forget best. Continue Reading
This past weekend I had a peaceful hike at nearby Crowders Mountain, a North Carolina State Park about 30 minutes from Winthrop University and equidistant to Charlotte, NC. At each school I have been fortunate to coach, I’ve always found little get-a-ways to recharge. So I have put together my coaching biography by geography (little places of solitude to escape the man-made world). Continue Reading