Although this is my first season with Athena, I have coached in the CEVA region for over 20 years, most recently at Live Aloha Volleyball Academy (LAVA). I was introduced to volleyball in the 7th grade and continued playing through high school, college, and at the professional level. I now play masters level volleyball (yes, “old people” still play volleyball 😊).
My philosophy can be summed up in one phrase: it’s a competition in learning. My experience as a teacher, coach, and player has shaped my vision of creating a “volleyball classroom” where players are encouraged to problem solve, take risks, make mistakes, and ultimately, LEARN. I also work hard to create a positive, inclusive team culture where players experience more than just volleyball. I prioritize the skills of being a good teammate and being the best version of yourself that you can be.
I am a USAV CAP II certified coach.