Women coaching Men's collegiate volleyball. You can count on one hand the coaches that fit this bill. It is a daunting task with so many eyes and opinions on everything you do.
Add to that coaching the Women's collegiate program at the same school.
Oh yea... your two kids and a personal life to balance.
Nickie Sanlin, the head coach of the volleyball programs at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, does just that. Every day. At one time, she was also coaching club in the St. Louis area and continues working summers with USA Volleyball, coaching High Performance and Junior National teams.
In this 30 minutes interview, Coach Sanlin talks about her volleyball career as both a player and a coach, the influences in her life, how she manages her time and commitments and answers the big question from the front line: What IS the difference between coaching men and women?
Enjoy this interview with Coach Sanlin.