Warriors hire Richard Eddy as women’s volleyball head coach

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Source: Dan Ackerman, Waterloo SportsInfo

WATERLOO, Ont. – The Waterloo Warriors are pleased to announcethe hiring of Richard Eddy for a 10-month contract as head coach ofthe women’s volleyball team.

Eddy was the ideal candidate after working as an assistant underinterim head coach Luke Snider last season while building positiveexperiences with all members of the team.

He also ledrecruiting efforts for the upcoming season and assisted withopponent analysis and match planning.

“Richard is the right choice for the job based on all of hisprevious coaching experience and the positive rapport he hasalready established with the team,” mentioned Associate DirectorChristine Stapleton. “Richard’s comprehensive approach toyearly planning and integrated individualized performance planswill be key in helping the women’s volleyball program reach theirgoals next season.”

Eddy’s coaching experience runs deep. He is the head coach ofthe 18U Kitchener/Waterloo Predators girls’ team and also coachedthe OVA Region 3 boys’ team at the 2012 Ontario Winter Games. Eddy was also an accomplished athlete, having played junior varsityvolleyball at the University of Calgary (98/99), and competing inthe 1997 Canada Summer Games in Brandon, Manitoba.

Eddy’s coaching philosophy has always been to develop mentallyand physically talented athletes that exhibit confidence andself-discipline, and his approach will be no different at the CISlevel.

“I’ve always focussed on developing trusting relationships withmy athletes, allowing them to be successful on and off the court,”mentioned Eddy. “I believe my coaching style will allow ourteam to gain confidence throughout the season while making a strongpush for the post-season come February.”

Eddy, who currently works as an IT Portfolio Analyst forEconomical Insurance Company will begin his duties immediatelycontinuing to recruit while working with the student-athletes tobecome contenders in the OUA next season.

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