AVCA: Who or what has made you want to pursue coaching?
Jordan Reeder: Volleyball has contributed so much to my life that I passionately believe the positive impact it can have on the lives of others. The friends, experiences, and culture the players learn can forever be part of their lives. Coaching provides me with the chance to create a culture where the players can grow and develop and I can pass on the passion I feel about volleyball to future players.
AVCA: Who or what has been your biggest coaching influence?
JR: The positive impact my coaches have had on my life is part of the reason why I am pursing coaching. When I played at Silver State VBC the coaches were always willing to spend extra hours working with me when I wanted to improve. At Cornell, my coaches have demonstrated the importance of developing off-court dynamics to help improve the performance on the court. I believe that the success of a team is strongly correlated to the quality of coaching. Having this standard makes me work very hard to ensure that I do everything necessary to prepare my future teams.
AVCA: Please list your past and present coaching/playing experiences:
- Playing experience: Silver State Volleyball Club (2002-2008) and Cornell University (2008-2012)
- Coaching experience: Silver State Volleyball Club, Kingsbury Middle School, George Whittell High School, Cornell University, Pacific Coast Volleyball Camps
AVCA: What are you most looking forward to at the 2011 AVCA Annual Convention?
JR: I am most looking forward to take part in the energy of people coming to together and sharing their passion for something that they really enjoy. I am also very excited about learning the technical components of coaching from coaches that share different views from what I have been exposed to. I am excited to engage in conversations and deal with problems that I have only begun to understand from my experience as a player and coach.