Mike Tully


Quick Facts

Previous Volleyball Experience: Middle school, high school, and NCAA coach

Bio: Born in Passaic, NJ; studied English at Holy Cross College; married to Patty with three children and four grandchildren; sports writer for United Press International.


How would you describe your coaching style? 

Lots of game-like play, with feedback, fundamentals and fun.


What is your favorite characteristic in a player?

Willingness to be coached.


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

Dr. Carl McGown, Jim McLaughlin.


What do you enjoy doing when youre not in coaching mode?

Reading history, and watching hockey and baseball with my wife.


What is your favorite thing about volleyball?

The people! Volleyball attracts a certain kind of athlete — smart.