Get To Know Coach Bellis:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

Have been coaching since 1978, High School and Club Level

High School:

Boulder Creek HS, Present

Desert Edge HS 2014-2017

- Voted Coach of the Year, 2016

- Qualified for State Tournament in 2016, First in School History

Sandra Day O’Connor 2007-2013

- 185-91 Record

- Voted Coach of the Year, 2009, 2013

- Qualified for State, 5 Years

- 2x State Second Round Finishes

- 2x State Semi-Finals

- 5 Players Received Full Volleyball Scholarships

Boulder Creek, Volunteer Assistant Varsity Coach, 2005-2006

Deer Park HS in Long Island, NY 1978-2000

- Voted Coach of the Year, 4 Years

- 3 Time Division Championships

- 7 Playoff Appearances 

CLUB:

Fortitude VBC, 2012-Present

- Pacific Northwest Qualifier 15U Champions, 2015

- USAV Nationals 15U, 2015

Club Summit, AZ Fear & Fluid VBC prior to Fortitude VBC

Long Island Power (NY), 1994-2004

- USAV Nationals 15U, 2002

- USAV Nationals 16U. 2004

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?

Since the beginning in 2012!

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

On the beach in 1990 in Virginia Beach.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 

I am from Long Island, New York. Only there and Arizona. 

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?

Married with 2 kids and now 4 grandkids. My son is a weatherman in Chicago and I have a daughter in San Antonio.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

Any pasta with meatballs

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

Just coffee

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL) 

Used to be football.... now I only watch and root for the Yankees. 

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

Retired Physical Education teacher from Deer Park, New York. Now Bellis plays golf, mountain bikes & hikes.

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

Sometimes I'm not sure why, but I do. It is very teammate orientated and I love teaching.