Get To Know Coach Carlin:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

This is my first year coaching, but I am so excited to be starting!

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 year 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 Division 2 Junior College in Iowa.

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. 

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?

I am not married and I have a betta fish named Sparky. (GO DEVILS!)

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

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

I am a full-time student at Arizona State, and I also work part-time 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.