A note from Lee Feinswog:
Ed Chan and I took over Volleyball magazine in the spring of 2016 and launched the new VolleyballMag.com website on August 1. It was a bold step for a nearly four-decades old publication, leaving print completely and going strictly digital.
But it has enabled us to cover the sport on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach, to the pros and our USA national teams.
Ed is the top volleyball photographer in the world. That’s why I wrote this piece, because he doesn’t brag on himself. His work has been part of the magazine for, well, basically forever. You should also check out his website, VBshots.com. Ed, who has been a big part of the sport for a long time, especially on the beach side, also continues to play beach volleyball in his home of San Diego.
I am the only mainstream sportswriter who covers volleyball. My resume includes being the LSU basketball beat writer for many years and I’ve written three books, two about LSU football and another called HoopDaddy, about fathers, sons and basketball. I’m also the host and producer of the Baton Rouge TV show Sports 225 (sports225.com).
But I also own a girls club, Volleyball Baton Rouge, and started writing for the magazine in 2012. I love our sport and its culture and am thrilled to be involved in volleyball every day.