volleyball coach carl mcgown

Thank You Carl McGown

As you may know, GMS Founder Carl McGown passed away December 30, 2016.  It goes without saying that Carl will be well represented in volleyball gyms throughout the world.  He's a part of our...


How to Execute the “Set-Over”

Before coaching at Saint Mary's, almost all of my volleyball career had been in boys and men's volleyball where there is a general disdain for the set-over. When I came to Saint Mary's to coach the...


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Dean Barboza – Running a Volleyball Club Part 3

Suggestions on Running a Great Volleyball Club With Tribe Volleyball Club Director Dean Barboza Chris McGown: Welcome to the Volleyball Life Podcast, I’m Chris McGown of Gold Medal Squared and...


Shawn Covely – Running a Volleyball Club Part 2

Suggestions on Running a Great Volleyball Club With Ignite Volleyball Club Director Shawn Covely This is part 2 of 3 of a little series from club directors that we have underway.   To say that Shawn...


Aaron Benning – Running a Volleyball Club Part 1

It's getting to be club volleyball season soon, and in the first of three installments from club directors we talk with Aaron Benning.   AB is currently working in sunny Southern California as an...


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Jeremiah Larsen – Turning Around a Struggling Program

Jeremiah Larsen is the head coach at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.   It's a program that for the last several years has struggled mightily, never winning more than six matches in a season...


Steve Bain – Does Playing Multiple Sports Make You Better?

This episode we're talking with Dr. Steve Bain, who is a volleyball coach at Northwest University and neuroscience expert doing research at the University of Washington.   We discuss the idea of...


volleyball coach Kasey Crider

Kasey Crider – The Volleyball Life Podcast

Kasey Crider knew early that he wanted to be a volleyball coach, and he's been an assistant with three enormously influential head coaches and programs.   Following a playing career at Pepperdine and...


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Kevin Barnett – Broadcasting the Rio Olympic Games

We're talking the Rio Olympics with Kevin Barnett, part of the indoor volleyball broadcasting duo from NBC.   He sees a huge number of volleyball matches each year, broadcasting international...


Courtney Thompson – The Volleyball Life Podcast

This episode we are talking with Courtney Thompson.   A native of Washington, she was part of a national championship team at UW in 2005.  She's played professionally in Puerto Rico, in Europe, and...