Cary is returning for his fourth year with ECE and his first year as a head coach. He is thrilled to be promoted as head coach to the 16s team to develop and work with young players who are just as hungry to improve their volleyball skills.
Cary’s volleyball career started in 2009, when he attended fellow ECE coach and director Joy Zhou’s summer volleyball camp and clinic, and he has loved volleyball ever since. Cary has also been a part of the Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Boys Varsity volleyball team all four years in high school. He has played as both a starting defensive specialist and a setter, winning back to back county championships in 2013 and 2014. He is currently a fourth year student at UMBC and continues to play on the UMBC Men’s Volleyball Club.
Cary has coached under Coach Joy at her clinic in Montgomery County for four years. In addition to coaching at Joy’s Volleyball Club, he has also coached at local volleyball camps, such as DMV volleyball camp, and has done private training sessions with club players, focusing hard on their ball control skills. Cary began his ECE career under coaches Janice Kruger and Joy Zhou working with the 17s and 18s teams. Many of his players have earned starting spots on high school varsity teams, and several are looking forward to continuing their volleyball careers in college.
Cary’s coaching style combines strong mental discipline along with technical prowess to develop competitive and confident players. He believes in the strongest development of passing and setting fundamentals along with efficient and effective communication as keys to a team’s success. He is looking forward to working with his players and helping them accomplish their individual goals while having a great time playing volleyball.