Portal Shmortal. High tempo haters and Pedro lovers give the guy a chance!!!
I absolutely loved the interview and believe Keegan is the right coach for the team!! Yes, I am the eternal optimist and bleed Maroon and Gold, but I think if you listen to the interview carefully, you too, will agree that he understand what the most important.
Recruiting, Xs and Os, and player development are key ingredients in a high quality team, but I would argue that culture is the most important, especially in volleyball. Unlike basketball and many other sports, volleyball requires a different level of connectedness because the ball needs to remain in the air for a team to be successful. You can’t dribble the ball to give your teammates time to set up or take a game over during the last minutes by yourself. There has to be complete trust and 100 % commitment to the team’s direction. Keegan’s track record of not losing players to the portal and seniors staying their entire career is unbelievable and speaks to the culture he had built before and can build at the U.
I am buying what he is selling and I think transfers, high school recruits, and current players will also!
P.S. Interesting article on the The 7 Speeds of Volleyball
, if you are interested.
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