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Newman-Gonchar asks his mentors — Black, Johnson-Lynch, Kiraly, Watson — about their coaching paths

Jon Newman-Gonchar is preparing for his second season as head coach at the University of New Mexico. When he was hired in January 2019,...
Doug Beal surfing 5/12/2020-John Speraw-USA surfing

Surf’s Up: Former USA Volleyball player, coach, CEO Beal now chair of USA Surfing...

Surfin' U.S.A.? No, that was a Beach Boys song. We’re talking about USA Surfing. And USA Surfing’s new chairman of the board of directors is Doug...
Volleyball Movies 4 5/8/2020-Beach Kings-Green Flash-volleyball movies-Jason Olive

That’s a wrap: We finish with Beach Kings (Green Flash), All You’ve Got, and...

After reviewing Spiker, Miracle Season, Girls With Balls, Top Gun, Cloud 9, Miles, Side Out, Impact Point, and Air Bud Spikes Back, we finish...
Volleyball Movies 3 5/7/2020-Sinjin Smith

Volleyball movies: We continue with Side Out, Impact Point, Air Bud Spikes Back

We’re all quarantined. No volleyball. But there are volleyball movies! Here are three more, two of which had a pretty high volleyball-reality rating, and another with...
Volleyball Movies 2 5/6/2020-Top Gun-Tom Cruise

More volleyball movies: The beach scene in Top Gun, ridiculous Cloud 9, unrealistic Miles

We continue with our four-part review of every volleyball movie ever made. The first serve Tuesday included Spiker, Miracle Season and Girls With Balls. This...
Spiker-Volleyball movies 1 5/5/2020-Dusty Dvorak

12 volleyball movies: We start with Spiker, Miracle Season, and Girls With Balls (really)

Yep. I’m a confirmed volleyball nerd. As such, I’ve been collecting volleyball movies for years with the intention of someday having a volleyball movie...
Dustin Watten 5/3/2020

Dustin Watten: How “Awareness of Breath” and lessons from Mumford pay dividends

USA men’s national team libero Dustin Watten wants to share what he’s learned as an athlete, how he’s inspired and what he’s overcome to...
Dustin Watten 4/26/2020

Dustin Watten: Accept what is, make it better through your actions

USA men’s national team libero Dustin Watten wants to share what he’s learned as an athlete, how he’s inspired and what he’s overcome to...
Dustin Watten 4/19/2020-USA volleyball-USAV MNT

Dustin Watten: No matter how things are going, you can make this the “Best...

Dustin Watten, a libero for the USA men’s national team who played in Poland this past season, wants to share what he’s learned as...
Marie Zidek volleyball conditioning 2/3/2020-DePaul volleyball

DePaul’s Marie Zidek, coach and certified trainer, on preparing teams in offseason

Marie Zidek is likely the college volleyball coach most qualified to physically prepare her team. Not only is she entering her third year as the...

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