“My goals are to provide top-level instruction and positive competitive situations, instill confidence, emphasize teamwork and “ENJOY THE PROCESS OF LEARNING.”
Joel B. Dearing retired after the 2010 season from a 30 year and 40 season (combining women’s & men’s teams) collegiate coaching career. He remains full time on the Springfield College (MA) faculty, teaching full-time in the athletic administration graduate program. During his coaching tenure at Springfield College, Dearing established his program as one of the best in the nation. He finished with a 728-310 career record and .710 winning pct. for his women’s teams which ranks in the top 10 in NCAA Division III history.
AVCA Regional Coach of the Year: 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003,2008
USA Volleyball Level III Certification
Member of USA Volleyball CAP (Coaching Accreditation Program) CADRE (National Faculty)
Springfield Women’s Volleyball History: http://www.spfldcol.edu click on Athletics
Has coached 10 All-Americans at Springfield
Also coached Springfield men’s team from 1990-96 and led 1996 SC Men’s Team to end of season #1 National Ranking
International Clinician in Ireland, Aruba, Bermuda, China, Argentina
Author: Volleyball Fundamentals Published in June, 2003 by Human Kinetics and William G. Morgan – Inventor of Volleyball Published in Nov , 2007 by WingSpan Press.
Volleyball Hall of Fame 2013 Mintonette Medallion of Merit recipient
Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame – 2015