Eddie Pennington

Eddie pennington – class of 2016     How and where did your coaching career start? How I got into coaching was through the mentorship of the Head Coach at the University of Illinois Springfield, Trey Salinas. I started my …
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Bijonae Jones

Bijonae Jones – class of 2018     How and where did your coaching career start? In college, I originally planned to be a middle school teacher and of course, I would coach volleyball on the side.  Being a “volleyball …
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Jordan Armstrong

Jordan Armstrong – class of 2015   How and where did your coaching career start? I started “coaching” by being a gym-rat, growing up around my mother’s high-school teams back home in Burnt Hills, NY. Being around volleyball from a …
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Lorelee Smith and Dan Friend

Q&A with Husband + wife team Lorelee SMith, Head WOmen’s coach and Dan Friend, head men’s coach at Lewis University What is your favorite aspect of coaching? L: There are two specific moments with coaching that specifically tug at my …
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Charlie Sullivan

What is one of your favorite aspects of coaching? Building a team. Giving them the support to believe in their skills and seeing the team perform at their potential is a skill of coaching that I have always enjoyed. The …
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Russell Brock

What is one of your favorite aspects of coaching? One of my favorite aspects of coaching is the ability to invest personally into the growth of student-athletes over the course of their time with our program, and even during the …
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Hugh McCutcheon

What is one of your favorite aspects of coaching? I think that having an influence on the development of a group of people, on and off the court, is a real privilege and a great responsibility. What is your favorite …
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Craig Skinner

What is one of your favorite aspects of coaching?          My favorite aspect by far is seeing players develop and seeing them do things they’ve never done before.  That’s why I started coaching and why I continue to do it. …
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Bobbi Petersen

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE ASPECTS OF COACHING? I would say there are two things that are at the top.  The first is the opportunity to work with amazing young women throughout their collegiate years, a time where they …
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Genny Volpe

What is one of your favorite aspects of coaching? Why I got into coaching in the first place was the pure love of the game of volleyball.  I could not see myself doing anything else after my playing career was …
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