Do you want to play for a team that often contends for the National Title? Would you like to have a coach that cares about you more as a person than just a player? The Grace University volleyball program is that place. Excellence is the goal. Here at Grace we have a tradition of winning.
Our success is not only measured by the wins and losses but also by the spiritual development of the young Christian women that participate. The athletes are pushed to be excellent off the court just as much as they are on the court. At Grace University, you will be able to experience the true meaning of success.
Head Coach Courtney Moore played for Grace from 2005-2008 and was an assistant coach for two seasons. In the six seasons Coach Moore has been a part of Grace volleyball, the team has competed at the National level five times to bring home two final four finishes, one National Runner up finish and one National Championship. Though this is Coach Moore's first season as head coach, she desires to continue the legacy of excellence.
Coach Moore works to see excellence demonstrated by each young woman in her athletics, her academics, and her relationships. Coach Moore believes her role as a coach is to lead each individual to their maximum potential and to offer their talents for the good of the team. She seeks to develop a unified team that, together, is able to achieve a level of excellence unattainable as individuals.
As a Christian, Coach Moore believes excellence is found when people accept their identity in Christ and allow "his power to be made perfect in weakness." She focuses on leading her young women to think rightly about God and about themselves. She believes this allows them to be their best on the court and also in life. Coach Moore doesn't look for perfect Christians, she looks for hearts that desire to live honestly before God and allow Him to continue his good work in them. She doesn't look for perfect players but players who are committed to the team and willing to work hard to maximize their potential.
Often in the world today people get caught up in the score, in personal accolades, or in wins and losses. Coach Moore says, "Grace Volleyball seeks to be hard working and competitive on the court, without losing sight of the One who enables us to live and move and have our being. We train hard, practice hard and play hard because we love the game and we love each other, but ultimately 'we press on to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.'"