Simon Loftus

Name: Simon Loftus
Age: 37
Contact No. 07544283747
Email: loftez@hotmail.co.uk
Education: MSc Coaching Practice & B.A. Recreation Management
Coaching Qualifications: FIVB Level III (Aug 11) FIVB Level II (Aug 09)

VOLLEYBALL COACHING

2014 Asst. Coach Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
•     Working with both the Men & Women’s programmes at a prestigious Div III school
•     I am responsible for leading practice, putting together training schedules and individual technical sessions. I also prepare video analysis and scouting reports for matches
•     I help with recruiting and undergone a number of compliance training seminars since arriving in January
•     Assist with travel and accommodation planning with Head Coach
•     Elite 8 of NCAA III Men’s Championships
•     AVCA Div III Assistant Coach of the Year
•     Ranked 6th in the Nation (Men)

2009 – 2014 Senior Men Scottish National Team Head Coach
•     Manage all facets of the programme in terms of staffing and preparation for competition.
•     Won 2012 Novotel Cup (1st International Championship for Scotland)
•     2nd 2013CEV Small Nations Championship improved on 4th seeding going into the tournament.

2009 – 2012 Asst. Coach GB Men’s Programme
•     Assisted the Head coach in preparation of the team in a number of ways including training, match planning, scouting, travel and athlete counselling.
•     London 2012 Olympic Games
•     2009 World Student Games

2012 – 2013 Head Coach Ljungby VK Women’s Elitserien, Sweden
•     Responsible for the training, preparation and development of the women’s teams within the club
•     Main goal for the season was to improve the stability of the passing unit
•     Introduced a number of players from the Junior team into the 1st team
•     Managed to stay in the Elitserien via the playoffs which was huge for the young team

2007 – 2012 Head Coach Leeds Met University, Leeds, UK
•     Coached the Men & Women’s BUCS programmes (equivalent to NCAA)
•     Responsible for developing programmes in terms of recruitment and planning of training and preparation throughout the season
•     Managed supports staff like assistants, physiotherapists and strength coaches
•     BUCS National Champions 2009, 2011, 2012 (Men)
•     BUCS National Champions 2010, 2011, 2012 (Women)
•     Volleyball England Student Cup Champions 2009, 2011 (Men)
•     Volleyball England Student Cup Champions 2009, 2010, 2011 (Women)
•     The women’s team went 3 years undefeated in all student competition

2008 – 2012 Head Coach Leeds Carnegie VC, Leeds, UK
•     Coached the Men & Women’s teams competing in the Volleyball England National Leagues, much of the planning was linked to the University programme that I ran as many players were in both squads
•     Both teams progressed through the leagues in successive years from 2008 -2012
•     The Women were the first team in history to make the National Cup Final from the 3rd Division
•     Men 3rd Division Champions 2009, 2nd Division Champions 2010, Super 8 Runners up 2011, Super 8 Champions 2012
•     Women 3rd Division Champions 2010, 2nd Division Champions 2011, Super 8 Runners up 2012
•     Men & Women National Cup Champions 2012

2007 –2009 Scottish Women Junior National Team
•     This programme was about the development of younger players and passing them on to the Senior team after 2 years.
•     I was responsible for identifying strengths and weaknesses in individuals and developing training regimes for them to improve
•     In 2 years 8 players graduated to the Senior squad and most have played with the team

2003 Stevens Tech Assistant Coach, NJ, USA
•     I was initially employed as a defensive coach to work on Block defence systems.
•     I worked closely with the Head Coach and helped with statistics, match planning and coaching individuals
•     The Team won Division and Conference Championships and qualified for the Molten Final 4 for the 1st time
•     The Team set records for most wins in a season as well as most consecutive wins

Representative Honours in volleyball

1993/94        Su Ragazzi VC Scottish Div 2 Champions
1993/94        Su Ragazzi VC Scottish Plate Champions
1994/97        Great Britain u21 Internationalist
1995/96        Sheffield VC English Div 2 Champions
1995/96        Sheffield VC English u21’s Champions
1997/06         Scottish Internationalist 69 Caps
1998/99        Falkirk VC Scottish Div 2 Champions
2004/05        Scottish National League’s Most Valuable Player
2005/06        Glasgow Mets VC Scottish Thistle Bowl Champions
2007/08        London Malory English Div 1 Champions

References

Glenn DeHaven
Head Coach Stevens Tech
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken (NJ)
(201) 694-3479
gdehaven@stevens.edu

Pat Dorywalski
Head Coach Stevens Tech
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken (NJ)
(201) 216-5691
pdorywal@stevens.edu

Ian Smyth
Sports Dev. Manager
Leeds Met University
Becketts Park Campus
Carnegie Annexe
Leeds
LS6 3QS
01132722296
i.smyth@leedsmet.ac.uk