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Kimber Eckman

My coaching philosophy is based on 2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV) “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

It is my goal to help young ladies apply this verse to volleyball with the hope that by doing so, they will also learn to apply it to the rest of their life.  True victory only comes when the athletes please the Lord with their effort, attitudes and actions. I also believe in giving the athlete an opportunity to develop her skill level in a structured learning environment that constantly challenges them while providing both encouragement and support (Positive Coaching Alliance)My goal is to help players communicate, to be responsible and to hold themselves accountable both on and off the court.

I have been married for 30 wonderful years to my husband and we have been blessed with 3 beautiful girls.  I have been a math and science teacher for over 23 years.  I am currently teaching biology, chemistry, and environmental science at Joy Christian High School.  I have had the pleasure to coach for more than 14 years now and consider it a joy to help young ladies grow as Christian Leaders.  I enjoy bike riding, reading, cooking, and swimming.

Certifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major in Math and Minor in Physics 
  •  Arizona Teaching Certificate for High School Math 
  •  USAV and AAU Certified Volleyball Coach
  • CPR
  • Impact
  • Positive Coaching Alliance

Coaching Exp:  College/High School Coaching Experience: 

  • Currently High School Volleyball Varsity Assistant Coach at Joy Christian High School
  • 2 years High School JV Volleyball Coach at Joy Christian High School
  • 3 years and currently High School Sand Volleyball Coach at Joy Christian School 
  • 6 years Middle School Volleyball Coach at First Assembly of God (North Carolina), Hanes Middle School (North Carolina), Joy Christian School (Arizona)
  • Organized and Site Manager for Volleyball Tournaments (Arizona) 
  • Organized and Conducted Summer Volleyball Clinics, Open Gyms and performance training for Elementary, Middle & High School students (North Carolina, Arizona) 

Club Volleyball Coaching Experience:

  • 5 years Club Coach 13’s, 14’s, & 15’s in North Carolina 
  • 4 years Club Coach 14’s in Glendale