Dan Friend is the head coach of the Lewis University men’s volleyball program since 2004. He is in his 26th season overall as a collegiate head coach. In 2015 after becoming the runner up in the National Championship Dan was nominated as the AVCA coach of the year.
Our collection of every VolleyBrains Masterclass featuring an American coach. Whether they coach in college or for the national teams, you can find them all on this page. Enjoy!
In this Masterclass we feature Dave Shondell. Dave is the head coach of Purdue University and a 2 times Big Ten head coach of the year. Together with his staff he firmly secured Purdue volleyball to be among one of the best programs in the United States.
In this masterclass we don't feature a current volleyball coach, but to not call Giuseppe Vinci a 'volleybrain' would be a blatant error. Giuseppe was the CEO and founder of Volleymetrics and currently the Market Director at Hudl.
In today's Masterclass we feature Dani Busboom Kelly. Dani is the Louisville Cardinals head coach and was awarded the AVCA Coach of the Year award last December. Louisville finished their 2021 regular season with 'zero' defeats and went on to play the National Championship semi final.
Last week we highlighted Hugh McCutcheon's recent TedTalk, this week we'll cover our conversation we had with him. Hugh is of course known for coaching both the USA Men's as Women's teams for an extended period between 2005 til 2012.
I listened to Hugh McCutcheon's Ted Talk in the autumn of last year, I was driving home, I remember I was nodding my head...a lot. I also remember that when I entered our home that my wife and me rewatched the talk from the beginning. It's that good.
Alan Knipe is the head coach of Long Beach State. The 2018 and 2019 NCAA National Champion. Alan is of course also known as the former head coach of Team USA's men's team (2009-2012). In this masterclass he takes us with on a deep dive into the importance of team culture and accountability.