Men’s Coach Makes the Move to the Women’s Game
Belgian Jan De Brandt is another Wizard who followed a career playing volleyball for club and country with a transition to into coaching. After several years coaching in the men’s game, he made the switch to coaching women and never looked back.
His resume includes:
- Coach of the Hungarian Women’s National Team, former coach of the Belgian National Team
- Has coached professionally in Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Azerbaijan, and Germany
- Winner of the European Volleyball League
- CEV Champions League Silver Medal
- CEV Cup Bronze Medal
- 2 league championships, 1 cup, and 1 Super Cup in Turkey
Here’s some of what Jan discusses in his interview:
– His philosophy of practice organization
– Coaching men vs. coaching women
– Making coaching more than just volleyball
– Coaching across cultures
– Managing the non-starters
– Building a coaching staff
Play this excerpt for a taste of the sort of insights and ideas you’ll get from the full interview:
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