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This will be Mike Greiner’s 3rd year coaching at SoCal, and has coached volleyball for 8 years. He has coached at the middle school, high school, junior college, and 4-year levels. Three words to describe his coaching style would be “athlete-centered learning,” which is based on his teaching style of “student-centered learning”. What makes him love coaching at SoCal is that they share the same passion in teaching young athletes to not only become better volleyball players but better people who make positive impacts on their community. Mike has always believed that sports can be one of the best vehicles for teaching and learning life lessons. Mike moved to San Diego in 2013 from Roseville, CA, where he played volleyball as a setter for Woodcreek High School. He was a first-team all-conference selection, selected for the optimist team, and was named one of the top-10 players to watch from the Sacramento area. After moving to San Diego, Mike continued his volleyball career at Mesa College, where he was named 2nd team All-PCAC and helped lead his team to its first playoff appearance in 25+ years. Following Mesa, Mike received a scholarship to play at the University of Saint Katherine as part of the first two teams in program history. Following USK, Mike earned his MS in Kinesiology from PLNU and is currently finishing his MA in Teaching in Physical Education. What inspires him to coach is instilling the same love of volleyball that was instilled in him throughout his athletic career. Mike motivates his athletes by getting to know them each on a personal level and finding out the “why” for his athletes. Mike does not believe in “negative coaching” and will always encourage his athletes to find solutions instead of using negative reinforcement.

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