A Coaching Perspective

Welcome to my website where I share coaching perspectives that I have acquired over 30+ years of teaching and coaching. 

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  • A Willingness to Argue

    Given the events of recent months, the health benefits of a primal scream might be under-utilized. The Edvard Munch painting of “The Scream” comes to mind. The wonderfully simple picture…

  • If You Want to be Great, Get a Coach!

    I was recently conversing with an experienced high school coach that is probably in the autumn of his career. He has worked hard at his profession and always produced competitive,…

  • Outcome-Based Stats vs. Player Development

    “You can identify value, or you can create value” Chris Long The current environment prevents watching a live baseball game. So instead of watching baseball, I’ve been reading about baseball….

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Hi, I'm Jim Stone

I've been a coach and educator for almost 40 years (yikes!).  A majority of my career (27 years) was spent in Columbus, Ohio as Women's Volleyball Coach at The Ohio State University.  OSU is a wonderful place and I enjoyed every moment that I spent as a Buckeye. 

For the last 10 years, I was honored to represent the USA as the Girls U-18 National Team Coach.  This role has been an unbelievable educational and life experience.  Being able to travel the world learn about how other coaches approach their craft has been the adventure of a lifetime. 

I'm currently am very proud to work with The Art of Coaching Volleyball as a contributor to the website and clinician.  Working with Terry Liskevych, Russ Rose, John Dunning and other great coaches is an honor.

With this website I want to share items relating to coaching, education and other areas that I find interesting. I'm hoping you find this site interesting and beneficial to your own coaching experience.

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