Volleyball

Interview With San Diego State Volleyball Coach

San Diego State VolleyballWelcome to Interview #75.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Coach of San Diego State University, Deitre Collins-Parker.

We are privileged to hear from Coach Deitre Collins-Parker today. Her resume as a coach and a player is incredible. Through her hard work, she has earned success throughout her playing and coaching career. She has won Conference titles with San Diego State and Cornell, as well as having a unexpected run to the WAC semi finals when she was at UNLV. Before coaching, Deitre played on two Olympic teams, professionally in Italy and France and led her college team (Hawaii) to a 110-5 record and consecutive National titles. She has a wealth of advice for young athletes looking to play in college.

Coach Collins-Parker’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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What a Miracle!

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Welcome to Interview #74.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Coaches Dan and Lorelee (Smith) Friend and their beautiful daughter Rae Analyn. Rae was born four months premature on June 5, 2016. Dan and Lorelee are the men's and women's volleyball coaches respectively at Lewis University.

In this Christmas season it is good to slow down, reflect on and give thanks for what we have. Take a few minutes to read Dan and Lorelee’s story. It will touch you deeply as well.

I came across Dan, Lorelee and Rae’s story in Volleyball Magazine. I reached out to them, because their story is one which involves two what-a-miracle-4amazing college coaches, married, coaching at the same school and with a beautiful daughter.

Their story goes beyond volleyball and beyond sport. I often tell my soccer teams, the game is fun and important, but it is after all just a game. There are moments of joy and adversity in all of our lives. While many athletes, parents and coaches often get wrapped up in being successful in their sport, sometimes we are reminded, there is more to life than sport.

Dan and Lorelee's amazing coaching bios are at the end of the interview.

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Kilee Goetz: Loud, Energetic and Constant

 

Legends Volleyball

Welcome to Interview #71.

I am excited to introduce you to Kilee Goetz, volleyball coach, club founder/director, motivational speaker and former University of Georgia volleyball player.

Kilee is the founder and director of Spotlight Athletics, which has merged into Legends Volleyball. She has 17 years of coaching experience, including being a Division 1 college recruiting coordinator/assistant coach.

Kilee’s educational background in Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Modification has led her to create a unique trining environment, based on positive and negative reinforcement. This unique, researched method has caught on with coaches around the United States. Kilee travels around the country and assists a variety of staffs on implementing these tactics within their programs. Due to the popularity, success and current need, Kilee has been invited to be an on-court presenter at the NCAA Division 1 Final 4, in Columbus, Ohio this December.

The NCAA Final 4 serves as a major platform for coach development, coach interaction and progressiveness for the sport of volleyball.

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Interview With Urbana Volleyball Coach

Urbana 3Welcome to Interview #49.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 2 Volleyball Coach of Urbana University, Timothy Balice.

Tim Balice recently completed his first season as head coach of the Urbana women's volleyball team in the fall of 2015, leading the Blue Knights to 13 wins and the school's third straight Mountain East Conference Tournament appearance.

Prior to Urbana, Balice spent a year and a half as an assistant at the University of Dayton, as well as a two-year stint as head coach at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Coach Balice is recognized as an accomplished club coach throughout the Midwest. Balice has worked with over 50 prep athletes who have moved on to four-year institutions.

Coach Balice’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Georgetown Volleyball Coach

Welcome to Interview #43.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Coach of Georgetown University, Arlisa Williams.

Georgetown volleyballArlisa Williams has coached 18 seasons as a Division I volleyball coach and 10 at the helm of the Georgetown University Volleyball program. Williams has spent the bulk of her career coordinating recruiting efforts as both an assistant and head coach. In her time at Georgetown, the Hoyas have had several  recruiting classes that have received recognition from prepvolleyball.com including the #29 recruiting class in 2015.

Coach Williams' full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Miami Volleyball Assistant Coach

Welcome to Interview #34.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator of The University of Miami, Sanja Tomasevic.

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Sanja Tomasevic joined the Miami volleyball staff on February 17, 2014.

Head Coach Jose “Keno” Gandara said of Tomasevic, “She has competed at the highest levels of collegiate volleyball, as well as both internationally and professionally. Sanja has now been successful in collegiate volleyball as a player and as a coach.”

“Sanja was a driven player and she has the same drive and determination as a coach and recruiter. She cares greatly about her players and is committed to helping them reach their goals while at UM and beyond. As a recruiter, she is well connected in the U.S., as well as in Europe, and knows the type of player we are looking for to play in our system."

Coach Tomasevic's full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Belmont Abbey Men's Volleyball Coach

Welcome to Interview #33.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 2 Men's Volleyball Coach of Belmont Abbey College, Sean Manzi.

Belmont Abbey Men's VolleyballCoach Sean Manzi is in his first year at Belmont Abbey. Before becoming the coach at Belmont Abbey, Coach Manzi’s resume includes assistant coaching positions at four different Colleges.

Coach Manzi’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Iowa State Volleyball Assistant Coach

Iowa State VolleyballWelcome to Interview #23.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Assistant Volleyball Coach at Iowa State University, Jon Newman-Gonchar.

Jon Newman-Gonchar is entering his third season at Iowa State as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Along with his duties with ISU’s recruiting coordinator, Newman-Gonchar supervises Iowa State’s middle blockers.

Before Iowa State, Coach Newman-Gonchar was at Loyola Marymount, where he helped the Lions to the NCAA Tournament in 2012, the team’s first postseason appearance since 2005. Newman-Gonchar also was the Lions’ recruiting coordinator, and PrepVolleyball recognized his 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes as Highest Honorable Mentions.

Newman-Gonchar has worked on the National level as well, both with USA Volleyball and Gold Medal Squared.

Coach Newman-Gonchar's full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With University of New Mexico Volleyball Coach

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Welcome to Interview #20.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Coach of the University of New Mexico, Jeff Nelson.

Coach Nelson is beginning his ninth season as the University of New Mexico head volleyball coach. Nelson led the Lobos to a 19-12 overall record and a fourth place finish in the Mountain West in the 2014 season which leaves him just three wins shy of his 400th career win.

In his 20 complete seasons as a head coach at the collegiate level, Nelson has accumulated a 397-234 mark, having spent eight seasons at Texas Tech (1995-2002) and four (2003-06) at the University of San Francisco before coming to New Mexico in 2007.

Coach Nelson's full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With University of Northern Colorado Assistant Volleyball Coach

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Interview #19

I am excited to share a different kind of interview, one with all new questions. Today, Coach John Critzer will guide you through the recruiting video. Coach Critzer has eight years experience recruiting at the Division 1 level and a decade of helping club athletes to find a college program. He uses examples from volleyball, but the value of this interview is for every athlete in every sport. You cannot afford to skip this interview if you have any desire of getting yourself in front of college coaches. Athletes and parents, I think you will be wowed by the specific and practical information and tips you are about to receive.

Coaches out there: get this in the hands of every one of your prospective college players. There are even tips for high school and club coaches.

And so I will let John Critzer, the assistant volleyball coach at the University of Northern Colorado show you how to make a fabulous video that coaches will want to watch. As a bonus come back to the top and check out this two minute YouTube interview with Coach Critzer on YouTube from the UNC athletic department.

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Interview With University of Central Florida Volleyball Coach

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UCF enjoys the moment!

Welcome to Interview #8.

I am excited to present to you NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Coach, Todd Dagenais of the University of Central Florida. Today, we have a different kind of interview. Coach Dagenais is an amazing coach and communicator. And you will hear directly from Coach Dagenais. Special thanks to assistant director of athletics Megan Herboth who made this possible.

Coach Dagenais is at the forefront of both college and USA Volleyball. He has been with UCF seven seasons. In the best season under Dagenais’ direction, the 2014 squad posted 25 wins-tying the best mark since the 2003 campaign-en route to the American Athletic Conference championship. UCF earned their first bid to the NCAA tournament since 2003.

Enjoy watching this brilliant coach talk directly to prospective college athletes!

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Coach Todd Dagenais
Coach Todd Dagenais

Dagenais has been coaching with UCF since 2008. His teams have finished with a winning record the last six seasons. Prior to coaching at UCF he coached at University of Southern California, Michigan State University, and Northern Michigan.

Dagenais received his bachelor's degree in sports medicine (with an emphasis in exercise physiology) from Central Michigan in 1995.

USA Volleyball

In addition to UCF program Dagenais is active with USA Volleyball. In 2011 and 2012, he coached the U.S. Women's Junior A2 Programs.

In 2009, Daganais served as a member of the staff at the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout. Dagenais was a court coach and evaluator at the tryout.

Dagenais was also part of the U.S. Volleyball Women's National Team coaching delegation to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He worked with Championship Productions to make an instructional video on how to train a libero.

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