Coach Bill Brewer​ - Desoto Legacy Volleyball Club

Coach Bill Brewer

Coach Bill Brewer

United States Association of Volleyball
Certified Coach – Level I

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” "

Vince Lombardi

As a teenager, I first started playing volleyball on the beaches of Zuma, Malibu and Venice when I was living in Los Angeles.  I had played football my whole life, but volleyball required a different skill set and I enjoyed the challenge.  I played on my first team when I was 21 while serving in the Army in Germany.  We had a great coach from Venezuela who taught me and my teammates the fundamentals of volleyball and we went undefeated that season.  I was hooked, but when I returned home, I didn’t really know where to find any teams so I just played sand volleyball with my friends from San Diego.  Fast forward to 4 years ago when I introduced volleyball to my daughter at the age of 9.  She had tried soccer, softball and cheerleading, but the more I passed the volleyball with her, the more she became hooked and totally forgot about the other sports.  Watching her excitement for the sport reenergized my love and passion for the game.  I have coached her in school and club ball and seeing her and her friends’ enthusiasm to learn the sport enhances the drive in me to continue teaching and coaching the sport.  I enjoy giving feedback to a player and then watching them execute what they have learned.  From my military background, I use my leadership ability to teach these young ladies hard work, discipline, never give up attitude, camaraderie and how to apply volleyball to life’s lessons.  I believe all of the coaches at DLV are leaders who just happen to be volleyball coaches.

The top three priorities in my life are:

1. Faith
2. Family
3. Coaching/Training Volleyball

The top three coaching priorities are:

  1. Making players understand that TEAM is first
  2. Goal achievement through improved skill levels via fundamentals and discipline
  3. Increase understanding and passion for the game

The principles that I always stress are:

  • Punctuality
  • Full Effort 100% of the time
  • Never give up

I will never compromise on:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Playing by the Rules

I expect the following from my players:

  • Academic excellence and attendance
  • Leaving all problems behind and give 100% concentration while on the court
  • Dedication and commitment to achieving goals as a team

If you want to play for me, expect the following:

  • Discipline for breaking the rules – hard but fair
  • Love, Respect, and Support 
  • Being pushed to the limits to bring out the best in you for you and your teammates

Coaches I would like to emulate:

  • Mike Krzyzewski
  • Vince Lombardi
  • Brian Belicheck

The athletes I would like my players to emulate:

  • Serena Williams
  • Kerri Walsh-Jennings
  • Michael Jordan