Get To Know Coach Carlin:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

I have previously coached small camps and clinics. Assistant coach for 12G team in AZ Festival in 2018. I am super excited for this club season to get started!

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

I played for Fortitude when the club first started, my sophomore year of high school, all the way through to my senior year in 2015. This will be my first full season coaching with them. 

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

I played all four years of high school, and then for an additional 2 years at a D2 Junior College in Iowa. At Ellsworth Community College I was a Libero/DS and ranked #2 in my conference for digs overall & digs per set.

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

I was born in New Jersey, but Arizona is where I grew up. I’ve also lived in Virginia and Iowa. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

Tacos.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

I drink it black :)

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

Baseball. Fun fact: I have a betta fish named Sparky. (GO DEVILS!)

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

I am a full-time student studying accounting at Arizona State, and I also work part-time selling sunglasses at Oakley.

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

I love how fast-paced the game is. You don’t have time to think you just have to react! I also loved all the friendships that came out of playing volleyball.  It is such a tight knit community that I am glad to be a part of.