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Tom Gulbrandsen
Cell/Text: (916) 850-5354

Volleyball is great sport where you can learn what it is to be a team as well as an opportunity to grow as an individual.  Team sports, regardless of whether a player moves to the next level, is a place to learn life lessons, meet lifelong friends, and challenge yourself to get better for not only yourself but your team.  As a coach my goal is to drive the team & the individual to compete and get better every day, while making sure that there experience is a positive one.

Coaching Background

  • 2014-15 Aspire Development Team Coach
  • 2014-15 Aspire Fall, Spring and Summer Clinics
  • 2013-14 Aspire Fall and Spring Clinics
  • 3yr Comp Coach at FSC competitive soccer club
    • Currently coaching FSC U7 Academy girls & U11 Comp Girls

Coaching Certifications

  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Concussion Certification
  • PCA Certified

Playing Background

Texas A&M Club

  • 3 years, Indoor Men's Team, Outside Hitter
  • Various Indoor/Outdoor Tournaments and Leagues

Inspiring Words

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek Jeter

“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Bear Bryant

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” Mark Levy

One person can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one person cannot make a team. ”– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.”– Eddie Reese

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.”– Jim Valvano