Club Director & Head Coach
First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
2017-2018 Swarm Staff Bio
1984-87 - McDonnell Douglas Corporate Team - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1987-92 - Adult Competitive League - BVAC
1987-90 - Sugar Creek Adult Competitive League
Club Coaching Philosophy - As a club director I look for aggressive coaches - not "bench sitters". I
expect all Swarm coaches to lead by example and to ensure all players understand the "why" of what
they do. When mistakes are made - I expect our coaches to ensure that the player understands what
they did wrong and how to correct it. This applies to both practices and tournaments.
Personal Coaching Philosophy - I believe in aggressive coaching. Players learn from repetition. I also
believe that it is important for players to understand the logic behind why things are done a specific way.
Yelling accomplishes little. Coaches must be patient, and they must focus on "pulling" the team to the
highest performance levels verses pushing though yelling and consequences.
I encourage perspective players and parents to contact individuals I have coached previously.
2003 – 2007 Raymore Parks and Rec
2005 – 2006 Pleasant Hill Extreme
2006 – Present Southside Swarm Club Director and Head Coach - 12's,13's,14's,15's,16's,17's & 18's
Sr. Solutions Architect and Data Network Engineer
Married 35 years
Wife - Linda (Kindergarten Teacher)
Three Children: Lauren 25
Commercial Drone Pilot License
Volleyball - Founder and Club Director - Southside Swarm VBC
Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Saxophone
My wife and I lived and worked in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for four years - 1983-87. I worked as a civilian
consultant for McDonnell Douglas and the Royal Saudi Air Force on the F15 program.