Do You Know Your Coaches? – Dec 27, 2015

ChristmasVBmanOften times when a family chooses a place to call home one of their major considerations is the local school system and the educational opportunities available. Similarly, but obviously on a much smaller scale, when young athletes choose a sports team the families want to know a little bit about the coaches. After all, parents will be entrusting their daughter to the coaches two or three training sessions a week for 5-6 months. Seems most of what parents know about the coach is what they have pieced together from other parent recommendations, perhaps some observation of the coach in action on the court, or maybe a short bio on the club website. Not exactly a wealth of information, but better than nothing.

Although our team has finished the tryout and selection process and you are pretty locked in with the coaches assigned to your team, I thought you still might enjoy learning a few things about the coaches who will be in the gym with your daughters. I am going out on a little bit of a limb here since I didn’t really ask them if it was ok to write about them in this blog post. Hopefully they will either be ok with it, or at least forgive me if they are not. The main problem is that they are pretty modest about their accomplishments and don’t like to bring attention to themselves — so I did a little digging. And since the following info is both true and good I decided to press ahead and post it. In the interest of equal time I also tried researching some of my volleyball past. Fortunately it was all “pre-internet” so there is nothing to report. So meet your coaches:

Coach Megan ———————————————————-

 Megan Smith High Point University

Megan Smith
High Point University

The following links provide some background information and interesting facts regarding Coach Megan’s high school and college volleyball career. Playing for Dayton Juniors VBC and Bellbrook High School (where she was captain, MVP, set the school season kill record and was All-Conference), she received a college scholarship to continue her volleyball at the next level. After her playing career at High Point University in North Carolina, where she holds the single season record for kills and earned 1st team All Big South Conference honors, she began her coaching journey as a volunteer assistant on High Point’s staff. Since her time at High Point, Coach Megan has been the varsity head coach at Chaminade Julienne for the past three years while also coaching for Dayton Juniors VBC. Check out these links to read some highlights:

High Point Volleyball Roster Bio

High Point Record Book

High Point Athletic News

Dayton Daily News Article

Joining High Point Coaching Staff

Coach Kim ————————————————————-

 Kim Seitter Muskinghum University

Kim Seitter
Muskinghum University

Coach Kim played her club ball for Dayton Juniors. Following a stellar high school career at Fairmont High School (where she was captain, MVP, set the career dig record and earned All-GWOC league honors), Coach Kim took her talents to Muskingum University. The links below tout her accomplishments both on and off the court. As the starting libero for four years she holds the school career record for digs and earned Academic All Conference with a 3.99 GPA. As noted below, her family has a long and storied tradition at Muskingum University and she was featured in several articles published by the University. Following her graduation she is in her second year of teaching, and now in the Kettering school system, and has coached for Dayton Juniors the past two years. Click these links to learn about her exploits:

Academic All Ohio Athletic Conference

Career Dig Record

Family Legacy

Minute with a Muskie

School Promo Video

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