Our second regularly scheduled non-baseball episode takes us about as far north as we’ve ever gone. Chris Green is a Nebraska farm boy that somehow ended up spending a good portion of his coaching life in Hawaii and now Alaska. A far cry from the corn fields where he grew up. Coach Green has experienced a long run of success in every job he’s had so far, but has most recently taken the Alaska-Anchorage Women’s Volleyball team to new heights, with the latest being an NCAA D2 finals appearance last season.
In this episode, Coach Green talks about growing up on a farm, being introduced to the game of volleyball by play high level doubles with his sister, playing on and serving as president of the University of Nebraska men’s club volleyball team, starting as a high school math teacher and coach, winning a national championship in JUCO volleyball, believing in the process, trust, recruiting, evaluating with video, relying on club coaches for recruiting and evaluation, the best D2 volleyball facility in the country, playing in front of the largest crowds in NCAA D2, and what he does with his first couple hours of the day.
- “I believe in the process.”
- “We believe in small steps. No shortcuts.”
photo credit: Sam Wasson / UAA Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)