Get To Know Coach Erin:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

I have coached for over 10 years in volleyball, basketball, and track and field in the school districts that I have taught in.  I coached volleyball through NYS and City of Peoria for the past 4 years.  I have been coaching with Fortitude the past two season at the 13s & 14s level. 

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

Going on 3 years now

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

I competed at Cornell College as a defensive specialist for 3 years.

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

From Carpentersville, IL.  I have lived in Mt. Vernon, IA and all over the valley in Arizona

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

Any kind of food is my favorite food!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

Iced vanilla coffee

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

Football.  Huge Chicago Bears fan!

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

I am a fifth grade teacher where I teach science and social studies.  I enjoy playing softball, collecting vinyl records, and playing with my dachshund Chicago. 

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

Volleyball is such an amazing sport to be a part of.  It truly is a sport where you can’t rely on one person to win the match.  It takes everyone on the court to do their job to win each point and it takes everyone on the sideline to keep the momentum going.  It is truly a team effort.  I love coaching volleyball because it’s amazing to see the progression in your athletes as they develop the skills needed to be a successful volleyball player.  As a coach I model that having a positive attitude and the willingness to work hard and learn can also be used off the court as well.  When the player is able to put that all together, it can be an exciting thing to see.