My Name: Patrick DeBeck
Team: Adjunct Coach
CAP Level 1
First Aid/CPR Certified
I have eighteen years of coaching at the NCAA Division 3 level. I have spent thirteen years coaching at Husson University as the head coach. I am currently back at Husson as the assistant coach after a four break at Maine Maritime Academy.
I have been on the court since I was sixteen years old, playing volleyball when there was no boys programs. I learned a great deal by playing with experienced players in local leagues and finally started tournaments with the Maine State Volleyball Association.
College led me to the coaching ranks and have played in state and out (MSVBA and NERVA) ever since, as a Setter and Libero.
Why I Love Coaching:
Simply put…the ‘light bulb’ moment.
It is the instant a player succeeds at a skill or a technique they have been struggling with. The look on their face is pure joy and magic, despite the age, everyone gets these moments.
I love to be part of it and watch them share it with family, friends or even teach it to others.
My Day Job:
I run a boarding stable for horses with my family and am the current Assistant Volleyball Coach at Husson University.
Pizza is my kryptonite
Other Info To Share:
A simple quote I heard a long time ago:
“The best teacher is your last mistake”