Hometown: Brockton, MA
Current CJVA position:
15 Onyx Head Coach (East Hanover)
Previous Volleyball Experience: 5 years as a college coach. From DI, DIII, and NAIA at Elmira College, Southwestern College and Currently at Seton Hall
BIO: Chris Weathers returned to the Pirates for the first time since graduating from Seton Hall in 2013. For four years, he was a volunteer women’s volleyball manager under Yaeger. Weathers returns to Seton Hall after serving a year as a graduate assistant volleyball coach at Elmira College where he assisted the head coach with daily operations including scheduling, practice implementation and recruiting.
Coach Weathers was also a graduate assistant coach at Southwestern College for two seasons while earning his master’s degree in Business Administration.
Get to Know Your Coach
How would you describe your coaching style?
I would describe my coaching style as unique and cooperative. At first, my coaching style is unique because I did not grow up playing club volleyball but was later introduced to it. I played baseball for 16 years and found a lot of similarities between the two sports regarding movement and skill…except volleyball is a lot more exciting! I also like to think of my coaching style as cooperative because I believe strongly in empowering each athlete in order to become successful on the court.
What is your favorite characteristic in a player
My favorite characteristic in a player is determination. I like to watch athletes strive to achieve their goals, during a match or practice, and enjoy the pure satisfaction of accomplishing them. I enjoy coaching athletes who do not stop at a sign of failure and have the ability to turn on perseverance.
Who are the people that have influenced you most as a coach?
The people that have influenced myself the most as a coach are my past coaches and athletes. I like to consider myself a sponge and learn from every coaching/playing experience I have.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in coaching mode?
I enjoy being in the kitchen (cooking or baking), traveling the world, and listening to music.
What’s your favorite thing about volleyball?
The shift in emotion/energy during matches is one of my favorite aspects of the sport. I believe that volleyball is 40% physical/60% mental and have watched teams make a dramatic comeback after stealing the energy from the other side of the court. It is truly