In my last update I mentioned the England Women’s National Team head coach position. I made the short-list and they interviewed me in mid-September. I finally heard from them yesterday about the result. Alas, they opted for someone else. That was always a distinct possibility, especially given my location, so not a major surprise. Nevertheless, some of my contacts over there were quite disappointed.

I could yet become a member of the England staff. That depends on the new coach. We shall see.

As for my paying job, I am now resident in Charleston. I arrived a little over a week ago. Officially, I start work for Charleston Academy on the 15th, but for the last couple of weeks I’ve taken part in various calls, meetings, and such. Last Monday I attended club volleyball info session for parents of players new to juniors volleyball. On Saturday I attended a high school junior varsity tournament. This weekend I will attend a varsity tournament. Just getting a sense of the level of play in the area.

In future posts I’ll talk about my work with CA and the things the club is doing.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager for Volleyball England (overseeing the national team pipeline systems), as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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