Summer Blog Series: Coach Hunter

Hello everyone! I’m Coach Hunter, the assistant coach for Geneseo Volleyball, and I’m here to kick off our summer blog series for 2017! Just about a year ago, I was writing my very first summer blog post to introduce myself to the team, yet now I’m a familiar face to most of you– crazy how time flies!

With this being my first real ‘adult’ summer, I’m slowly starting to realize it’s not all fun and games like it was throughout my school career…work doesn’t stop just because the weather gets nice! 🙂 But what is work when you love what you do??

I’ll be spending much of my summer in various gyms across New York State– much of it in our very own Schrader gym and occasionally at some other high schools in the area. Being able to coach a young players and help create a foundation for a future generation of great athletes is one of my favorite parts of the job and there will be lots of that taking place this summer!

In my down-time, I do have some fun little things planned…this weekend, I’m headed to Indiana, PA for a Gold Medal Squared Coaching Clinic with a few close friends and fellow coaches. It’ll be a great weekend of learning and actually getting some hands-on experience with all that we’re being taught! The cool part about GMS Clinics is that the coaches are run through all of the drills and techniques. That way, when we come back to share what we’ve learned with our teams and colleagues, we’ve actually performed the skill or been a part of the drill that we’re teaching! So I can’t complain about a whole weekend of getting to play and learn some more volleyball 🙂

When I’m not working, coaching, or playing volleyball, you’ll find me in my ‘backyard oasis’ at my family’s home. Complete with a firepit, tiki torches, and some great sun-bathing spots, I’ve got my very own vacation spot without having to leave home! It’s my favorite place to be, especially on these cool summer nights, with a fire, some smores, and good friends. I can’t wait to relax and enjoy the summer out there whenever I get the chance!

Last but not least, I have to include a cute little selfie from Coach Amber & I…last weekend, we played at the Sylvan Beach Volleyball Tournament and while we weren’t as successful as we’d hoped, we had a blast! It was a beautiful day– no complaints about spending the day on the beach surrounded by great volleyball 🙂

With all of that said, I hope those of you who are on your summer break by now are enjoying yourselves! Incoming first-years who are finishing up their senior years, I wish you the best of luck with your last few weeks! Enjoy yourselves, cherish the time you have with friends and family, and get ready to open one of the greatest chapters of your life in just a few short months. Returners, refresh yourselves and enjoy being home! Stay active, have a blast, and PLAY VOLLEYBALL! I know I speak for Coach Amber and myself when I say that we can’t wait to see you all at camp and in August. It’s a great time to be a Geneseo Knight and we’re ready to get back at it with all of you!!

Happy Summer!

-Coach Hunter

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