A Close-Net Family

During the college volleyball recruitment process, coaches look for players who excel in several areas such as athleticism, strength and technique. But to Ohio University’s volleyball coach Deane Webb, those attributes come second to his most important recruiting rule. “I will not recruit you unless you can be a role model to my daughters,” Webb says in his soft, yet direct voice. “Whether you want to be or not is irrelevant. You will be a role model.” Webb holds his players to that high standard because it’s the same thing his parents expected from him when he was growing up in the small town of Dayton, Texas. Because his parents saw potential in him, they created steep consequences when he … Continue reading A Close-Net Family