Experience and Training:
• Junior high – Head coach at Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls from 2008-2010. During the 2010 season he led his 8th grade team of only 6 players to a 2nd place finish and a 3rd place finish at area A team tournaments.
• High school – Assistant varsity coach at Christ Academy in Wichita Falls in 2012. Tim assisted head coach Sara Lindemann in leading the team to a TAPPS IA state championship.
- 2nd Assistant at Newman University 2013-2015
- Currently a Graduate Assistant at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.
• Club - Tornado Volleyball Club 2008-2011. Assistant to the 13′s team in 2008 and head coach of the 12′s (2009) and 14′s (2010-2010). Zone-in Volleyball Academy 2012-2013. Head coach of the ZIVA 12′s black in 2012. Finished the season with a 1st place finish at the NTR McChesney Regional Championship.
• Education/Training – AVCA attendee in 2011 and 2012. Gold Medal Squared 2013. USA Volleyball CAP I certified.
• Camps – Various junior high and high school camps and clinics. Junior high camp at MSU in 2012 and Newman University 2013.
During my time coaching I have found that players will strive to achieve that which is expected of them. This is true for all areas of the game from what skills they are capable of learning to how hard we expect them to work. I as the coach must set the expectation for the relentless hard work that is necessary for a player to compete at high levels of competition. I also believe that the process of learning should be fun and rewarding as well as a lot of hard work. Show me an athlete who loves the hard work needed to get better in practice as well as in games and I’ll show you an athlete who is consistently raising her level of play. The moment we stop striving to learn is the moment when we stop getting better. I have recently run across this quote by Goethe and can’t tell you how much it resonates with my beliefs about coaching...
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” – Goethe
I grew up in Vernon, Texas where my mom chose to homeschool me along
with my two older brothers. My outlook on life was tremendously influenced by that
decision and I am incredibly grateful to my parents for taking a kid who was easily
influenced at teaching him Christian values. We moved to the country when I was 11 and I spent half my free time running around outside and the other half reading books or on the computer. Volleyball to me was something that the family did at parties and not really a sport that I was interested in. In fact, I had little interest in team sports and much preferred hiking, climbing, and golf. In my freshman year of high school my mom made a decision that I was going to play volleyball with a group of other homeschoolers whether I wanted to or not. I’ve been hooked ever since. I started coaching on a volunteer basis shortly after graduating high school and was offered a junior high coaching job at a small private school a couple years later in 2008. I got involved with club volleyball that same year and coaching the game ceased to be a hobby and became a passion instead. I spent more time studying the game of volleyball on a weekly basis than I did in my final semester of collage. The only thing that I enjoy more than teaching this game is to watch a team play their hearts out on the court.