Andrew Conkin

East Hanover Manager/Master Coach

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Quick Facts

Name: Andrew Conkin

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Current Team: 17 Ruby

Previous Teams: 17 Onyx, 15 Ruby, 15 Black, 17 White, 12 Pink

Current CJVA Position: East Hanover Manager and Master Coach

Bio

I have been playing beach and indoor volleyball for 15+ years.  I was a NJ State Champion in 2005 and an All-State Setter in 2006. I studied Communications at Pennsylvania State University and I have a Post-Bachelor’s k-6 Teacher Certification from Montclair State University.  My coaching philosophy is a balance of form instruction, high repetition drills, and game-like play.  

 

How would you describe your coaching style?

 

What is your favorite characteristic in a player?

My favorite characteristic of a player is a hard work ethic. 

Who are the people that have influenced you most as a coach?

My highschool coach Corey Romanak and my club director Andrea Salazar are the biggest influences for me as a coach.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in coaching mode?

When I am not in volleyball mode I enjoy spending time with my wife, skateboarding and golf. 

What’s your favorite thing about volleyball?

My favorite thing about volleyball is the opportunity to better oneself through hard work, persistence, and a positive attitude.