Head Coach, Parsippany High School/Atlantic Valley VB Club
As the varsity high school coach at Parsippany High School for two seasons, John Titus led his team to the second round of the state volleyball tournament.
In addition to coaching the Red Hawks, his love for the sport spills over to club volleyball, as he's coached at the Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club for four seasons.
Titus got into coaching for the same reason many others entered the career. "I love and have a strong passion for volleyball," he said. "It offers an opportunity to compete and to test oneself."
However, he also believes coaches and athletes have to learn to balance sports and life.
"Though I think that sport is, and should be, important to you, I do not believe that it is, or should be, the most important part of your life," he said. "Sports should be thought of only as a part of what you are, who you are, and of what you do. Any part of your life should be thought of in this way because you serve in many roles... I devote a lot of time to volleyball, but I must also devote time to teaching, to my family and to others. Volleyball cannot consume the majority of my time, or the majority of my mental or physical energies. Likewise, student-athletes have many roles. The role of athlete is but one of them."
Ultimately, Titus would like to coach at the college level, and possibly become a university athletic director.