In this excerpt from his Volleyball Coaching Wizards interview, Tom Tait talks about the importance of considering the source when looking to learn from other coaches. This is especially true when thinking to adopt the same methods and strategies as coaches who have a high profile because of recent success.
Tom Tait is essentially the father of the Penn State volleyball programs – both men and women. He led them both from their early days as club programs to their promotion to full varsity status. He eventually handed off the women’s team to Russ Rose, but kept coaching the men for several more years. In that time he reached 6 NCAA tournaments and reach the finals in 1982. Tom was the 1986 Volleyball Monthly National Coach of the Year. He is a member of the inaugural induction class to the AVCA Hall of Fame.
This topic is something John & Mark expand upon in Episode 3 of the Podcast.