When it comes to coaching styles, we've seen many types over the course of a player's career. This doesn't matter whether we're talking about baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, whatever sport it may be, a player will usually see an array of coaching styles because not every coach coaches the same! We interviewed top college coaches from around the nation to gain insight on how their coaching styles differ and what we can learn from them. We put a small snippet of their response and a video of their interview down below. Enjoy!


Greg Shell: Women's Assistant Volleyball Coach at Central Connecticut State University.

Kevin Moore: Assistant Women’s Volleyball coach with Northwestern University.

Dallas Jaussi: Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at the California State University-Los Angeles.

Mike Wentzler: Assistant Coach and Goalkeeping Coach at Emory University.

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Greg Shell: Greg describes himself as a very detail oriented coach who likes to see things done technically well and correctly. A lot of Greg’s coaching style has also been influenced by networking with other coaches and seeing how they relate to players. Greg believes he can learn from coaches of all different sports and does not limit himself to only learning from other volleyball coaches.

Kevin Moore: Kevin ‘The Great Borrower’ Moore talks to me about how his coaching style has evolved from learning from and “borrowing” from other coaches. If you remember Bobby Knight, you’ll know how Kevin started off and how his style grew throughout the years as well as some of his mentors.

Dallas Jaussi: Dallas shares with us how he learned to be the coach he is today and some of the people he’s learned from. He also explains what makes coaching so rewarding for him and how that pushes him to continue to be the best he can.

Mike Wentzler: Mike describes his coaching style as somewhat laid back and relaxed, he describes himself as the type of coach to give his athletes notes at half time or during breaks but you won't find him yelling at them on the field. At practice he is more vocal as he is a firm believer that what you see in practice is what you will get in a game. 

As we can hear from the coaches, borrowing coaching styles is a way of life for gaining valuable information and applying the positives to their own players and form their own unique coaching styles. This is also a large factor that needs to be taken into consideration when looking for schools to go to and being recruited. You want to have the best fit possible between you and the coach + their coaching style!

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