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“A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.”
~ John Wooden

Biographical Sketch

Coach Rey has played competitive volleyball for 20 years, starting in the Chicago area at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL and North Avenue Beach in Chicago.  He continued on as a player at Arizona State University, AVP qualifiers, and participated in numerous open level outdoor and USA Volleyball indoor tournaments across the country. His coaching career began at Bluffton High School and has included the Low Country Junior Olympic Volleyball Club, Georgia Southern University, the University of Minnesota, and Winthrop University. His teams have been a four-time recipient of the AVCA Team Academic Award, coached All-Americans, and won multiple high school and club region championships.

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The top three priorities in my life are:

1. Family
2. Friendships
3. Coaching

The top three coaching priorities:

1. Passing on my love and passion for the game
2. Discipline fundamentals that become habit
3. Team spirit and unity striving towards a common goal

The principles that I always stress are:

• Practice like a champion
• Be a great team player
• Be positive

If you want to play for me expect the following:

• To be loved and treated with respect but not favoritism
• To give 100% effort, on and off the court
• To be driven toward excellence

I expect the following from my players:

• Dedication to academic excellence
• Personal discipline and inner motivation
• A complete commitment to the team

I will never compromise on:

• Playing by the rules
• Being honest with my players
• Respecting the game

Coaches I would like to emulate:

• John Wooden
• Doug Beal
• Jim Valvano

The athletes I would like my players to emulate:

• Karch Kiraly
• Misty May
• Michael Jordan

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