In 1995, the USA Olympic Committee’s Director of Coaching found and adapted a quote by renowned educator, child psychologist and psychotherapist Haim Ginott to explain the role a coach plays on a team and in the lives of athletes. It was shared at a national coaching symposium, and has since been adopted by numerous national governing bodies as a key tenet of their coaching philosophies.
Our coaches include, in order of appearance:
Hugh McCutcheon, head coach of the University of Minnesota’s women’s volleyball team and former head coach of the U.S. Indoor National Teams;
T.R. Ellis, head coach of the Chaparral High School (Parker, Colo.) girls’ volleyball team;
Karch Kiraly, head coach of the U.S. Women’s Indoor National Team and three-time Olympic gold medalist in indoor and beach;
Sue Gozansky, CAP Cadre-certified former head coach of the UC Riverside women’s volleyball team, assistant coach of the Pomona-Pitzer women’s volleyball team and AVCA Hall of Fame inductee;
Bill Hamiter, head coach and high performance director for the U.S. Sitting Volleyball Teams; Rita Buck-Crockett, CAP-certified head coach of the Florida International University sand volleyball program and Olympic silver medalist with the U.S. Women’s Indoor National Team in 1984;
Jon Aharoni, CAP Cadre-certified former coordinator of beach volleyball coaching and development for USA Volleyball; Ben Thomas, head coach of the Chaparral High School boys’ volleyball team;
Paula Weishoff, head coach of the UC Irvine women’s volleyball team and assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team;
Patricia Daugherty, CAP Cadre-certified beach volleyball high performance coordinator for USA Volleyball and John Kessel, director of sport development for USA Volleyball.
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