I’m Dawn Redd-Kelly and I’m a coach. I believe in the power of sport to teach winning and losing with grace, to inspire its participants to excel, and to create a common goal for the greater good.
Currently I’m the head volleyball coach and department grant writer at Beloit College. Our volleyball team has made it to our conference tournament four of the five years that I’ve been here, earned the best winning percentage in school history, I’ve been named conference coach of the year, and the team has won our conference tournament to earn an NCAA Tournament bid. I’ve coached at the high school, club, Division I and III levels…taking my first collegiate head coaching job at age 24 with the University of Rochester. After playing volleyball at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I accepted a coaching internship working with the men’s and women’s teams at Princeton University and I’ve been coaching (and learning!) ever since.
This blog is a place to discuss coaching techniques and a space for us to make each other better at our craft. Enjoy!