School: Graduated from Benzie Central High School in 2002
Playing Experience/Honors: 3 year varsity player, OH/DS
College: Grand Valley State University
Coaching Experience: I have been coaching for 12 years, started as an assistant JV Coach at Glen Lake, then started coaching a 14U club team. Since then I have continuously coached club mostly at the 16U level, while varying in school teams anywhere from the Freshman at Traverse City West to the varsity at Benzie Central. I am currently the JV head coach at Traverse City Central.
Why do you coach?: I coach for those moments where you see it just “click” with a player or team and seeing the progress as they grow. Those moments are ones that really stick with an athlete and it has a big impact on me. I also coach to be a positive role model in a child’s life, we as coaches spend more time with these kids then they do with a lot of their family so I think it’s important to have a positive and constructive presence in their lives.
Other: I have 2 kids: Emma is 8 and Tyler is 7, they are usually attached to my hip or shagging balls =). I am married to Steve Wright who is also very involved in volleyball and has coached with me for the last 5 years, he might poke his head in from time to time.