In this episode of the Decoding Excellence Show, I'm hosting a volleyball roundtable special featuring two of my good friends and fellow volleyball coaches, University of South Carolina's Beach Volleyball Assistant Coach RJ Abella and University of Colorado's Volleyball Technical Coordinator, Eduardo Fiallos.
RJ Abella enters his sixth season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Gamecocks, working with the program since its inception. Abella came to Carolina in the spring of 2013 as assistant coach for both the indoor and sand volleyball programs and made the transition to full-time beach volleyball assistant in the spring of 2015. He was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's "30 Under 30" list in 2014, recognizing 30 rising coaching stars at all levels of volleyball who are under 30 years old.
Eduardo joined the Buffs after spending four seasons at the University of Denver. In 2016, he served as the director of operations and from 2013-16, he was a volunteer assistant coach. Eduardo, who coached three seasons at Denver, was part of three straight Summit League Championship teams and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances for the Pioneers. Eduardo has been a coach at the collegiate level since 1997, spending time at five different universities. Eduardo was at Arizona (1997), Cal State-Dominguez Hills (1997-98), Louisiana-Lafayette (1998-99), North Carolina State (2006) and Denver (2013-16).
I had a blast recording this show and I know you'll take away a few GREAT things from it!
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