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Brigitte Slack

Assistant Recruiting/Sand/Ages 16-18's Coordinator
(281) 578-6046
bslack@texastornados.org

COACHING EXPERIENCE

 

North Side High School       Varsity Assistant Coach/Freshman Coach                                 2015 - 2016

Decided to fill a coaching need by serving as varsity assistant and freshman coach at a local high school

Improvement, immediately helped head coach create effective practice plans, leading to better skills

More precise setting, aggressive attacking, quicker defense led teams to truly compete in their league

 

United States Military Academy at West Point  Assistant Coach/Setter trainer             2013 - 2014

Hired specifically by seven-year Head Coach Alma Kovaci to train the next generation of Black Knight’s setters, working from my personal experience as Alabama’s all-time assists leader.  Assisted with all team logistics.

Impact of a setter’s eye: tracked opponent’s offense in-match…led to 40% increase in team’s Solo Blocks

5 players with double digit Solo Blocks, including our team’s Blocking leader being just 6’0” tall

Success through adversity…hired to develop setters, then lost 2-time Patriot League Setter/Year to injury

Designed new, ‘play calling in the huddle’ offense: no ‘calls’ during rallies led to opponent confusion

Shaped a true leader…daily work with young setter will make her a better teammate and Army officer

 

Fort Wayne Volleyball Club     Assistant Coach/Setter trainer                                2011-12 and 2015-17

Serve as assistant coach under Head Coach/Club Director Tony Terrell (4-time Junior National Championship winner) in one of the region’s largest and most competitive volleyball clubs with 20+ teams. 

Division I style practices…utilize binder of every drill from Alabama to run top-level practices

Implemented training discipline and time sensitivity to make the most effective use of limited time

Lead setter trainer…train efficient footwork, quick hands and visualizing targets for setting accuracy

2015-16: Head coach 14-2 team, coached 7-9 year old program; ingrained fundamentals for improvement

Tournament director; ran all weekend FWVBC Spike Challenge tournaments

 

Various University Volleyball Camps   as both Coach and Organizer                             2005 – Present

United States Military Academy, Ball State, Alabama, Florida, Illinois and Villanova

Served as camp organizer and coach at summer camps; setter training, designing/running drills, managing players

Team camps; helped coaches adjust their team’s offensive strategy to fit their team’s current skill level

Player skill camps; focused on setter training, teaching proper footwork, targeting and decision-making

 

Concordia Lutheran High School   Assistant Coach                                                                    2012

Assist Head Coach with all aspects of program development; skill development, team training, game planning

Assisted team achieve a combined 56-16 record over two seasons…improved setting leads to more wins

Finished as Summit Conference/Sectional Champions; Regional Runner-up…3 players to Div. I

 

DIVISION I & PROFESSIONAL PLAYING EXPERIENCE

 

FIVB Professional Volleyball   Germany & Denmark                                                          2008 – 2012

Germany; practiced, played, built relationships, participated in company sponsorships and community outreach

Elite honors; played in "1.Bundesliga” (the top German professional league)…twice selected MVP

Community outreach programs:  involved in many aspects of community service through the club

Denmark; Setter (and sometimes assistant coach) for Danish National team, which had players as young as 16

In my only year in Denmark, named Danish Setter of the Year and member of the Danish All-Star team

 

University of Alabama  Varsity player                                                                               2004 – 2007

Recruited by Coach Judy Green to play as starting setter: until 2015, all-time assists and assists per set leader

Honors: earned All-Freshman Team, SEC West. Div. Champions, and 3 NCAA tournament appearances

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