We are speaking this week with Brent Crouch, Head Coach at the University of Portland. Brent, like many others, has a passion for volleyball, but an educational background outside of coaching. He’s a PhD in Philosophy – we talk with him about his teaching background, his move into coaching from academia, and how he ended up finding his way back into volleyball. We also discuss the challenges he’s faced moving into a head coaching role, and taking on a program whose tradition hasn’t been of success.

How do you change the culture? What are the messages you are sending to the athletes? How do you get them to believe in their abilities and in themselves? We’ll get into all this and more in this show.