Dec 8, 2017
Focus on Communication

At the end of every volleyball season, the coaching staff at Emory University holds a special dinner for senior players. During part of the night, departing players are given free rein to say whatever they want about the program, the team, and the coaches.

“I ask them to tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly about the past four years,” says Head Coach Jenny McDowell. “For me, that’s always an opportunity for self-evaluation.”

About a decade ago, one of McDowell’s players shared something during that annual dinner that shook the coach to her core: You pay more attention to the starters. That hit me right in the face

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