Meet Head Women's Volleyball Coach - Patrick Chin
Patrick Chin: Head Coach
Our series continues of introducing our readers to our coaching staff and their particular philosophies. Our next introduction is Head Women's Volleyball coach, Patrick Chin.
How would you describe your coaching style?
Progressive and Evolving
What is your most memorable moment as a coach?
The first time the other coaches started to recognize who I am and the work I've done.
How would you describe your team culture?
Dynamic and ever evolving.
Who is your coaching role model and why?
Phil Jackson; He was able to invent a new system and have his teams execute it. During his time as a coach he was innovative and wasn't afraid of making the necessary adjustments.
What is your favorite quote?
"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” Bruce Lee
What lessons did you learn from your playing days?
You can't coach the same way you played, the game has progressed and there are new and better techniques of teaching and strategizing.
What are the characteristics you look for in student-athletes?
Hard workers, willing to learn new ways to play the game, and patient.
What word best describes your current team?
Who is one athlete you remember watching as a kid who really impressed you on and off the field?
What factors played in your decision to become a coach at CCRI?
I wanted to see what it was like coaching at the collegiate level and challenge myself to become the best version that I can be. Additionally, it brings me joy seeing players develop on and off the court and I take pride when my payers do well.