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Stanford volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly reinventing team after National Championship

Stanford volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly reinventing team after National Championship


>>>WELCOME BACK. SEEING STANFORD WIN AND THIS SEASON CURRENTLY ALONE ATOP THE PACK WELFARE STANDINGS. YOU THINK, SAME OLE SAME OLE ON THE FARM. IF YOU THINK THAT, YOU ARE LEAVING OUT SOME OF THE STORY. >>>NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS FOR STANFORD. LITTLE CONFUSION THERE ON THE BACKCOURT. OFF OF THE EDGE, STANFORD WINS IT. >>WINNING THE NATIONAL TITLE HAS NOT SET IN YET, HONESTLY. >>YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH TIME, EFFORT AND DEDICATION YOU PUT INTO THE SPORT YOU AND ARE LIKE WOW! WE DID IT. >>STANFORD WITH THEIR 7th TITLE. >>I AM HAPPY WITH THIS GROUP OF KIDS. I MEAN, THEY REALLY, REALLY WANT TO BE GOOD. GOOD PLAYERS, TAKES THE TEAM. JUST SO FUN TO GO TO THE GYM WITH THEM EVERY DAY. >>DID NOT TAKE LONG BEFORE YOU DO IT AGAIN. THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY FUN. >>FOR THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM, THE JUBILATION OF WINNING THE NATIONAL TITLE RIPPLED LONG AFTER THAT NIGHT IN OHIO. BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE TEAM WAS REUNITED ON CAMPUS IN JANUARY 2017 THAT IT TURNED INTO SOMETHING ELSE. >>A TEAM MEETING FIRST DAY BACK ON WINTER QUARTER. WE WERE IN THE LOCKER ROOM. >>AND THEN ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH JOHN WAS LIKE YES, STUFF CHANGES, TEAMS CHANGE … I AM RETIRING THIS YEAR. >>IT IS HARD WHEN YOU ARE COMING OFF SUCH A GREAT SEASON YOU THINK HE IS GOING TO STAY WITH YOU FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS AND THEN YOU HEAR THAT HE IS RETIRING. >>IT WAS KIND OF A SHOCK. BUT STARTING OVER WAS A BIG STEP FOR US. IT MADE US SHIFT OUR MIND SET THAT SOMETIMES CHANGE IS BEST FOR OUR TEAM. >>Reporter: JUST AS THE PROGRAM HOVERED IN UNCERTAINTY, A PROMISING SUCCESSOR EMERGES. >>IT WAS QUIET FOR A WHILE. NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON. I REMEMBER GETTING A TEXT FROM MORGAN. GUYS I JUST SAW KEVIN HAMBLEY. >>8 YEARS IN ILLINOIS. >>”VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE” COACH OF THE YEAR. >>TO ME IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PREMIERE INSTITUTION, THE OPPORTUNITY TO COACH HOAR IT WAS A NO-BRAINER TO LOOK AT. >>THERE YOU GO, GOOD SPOT. >>THAT WILL HAPPEN WITH A LOT OF STUFF INSIDE. THAT SAY GOOD LINEUP RIGHT THERE. — THAT IS A GOOD LINEUP RIGHT THERE. >>YES. MUCH BETTER RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN GO JUST AFTER HER, REMEMBER, JUST AFTER. LIKE YOU ARE GOING AT THE SAME TIME. >>MY INITIAL CONVERSATION WITH THEM WAS IF I WAS COACHING YOU GUYS, AND WE WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, I WOULD NOT TRY TO REPLICATE WHAT WE DID I WOULD REINVENT THE TEAM. THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. >>TOO LONG ON THE BALL THERE YOU GO. >>THE COACH HIS STYLE OF COACHING IS VERY HONEST. HE WANTS TO GET TO KNOW ALL OF HIS PLAYERS. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >>SO, MEGAN TRY TO WAIT LONGER, WAIT LONGER AND GO QUICK, ALL RIGHT? >>YES. >>JUST LIKE THAT. >>WHEN HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW SOMETHING YOU WILL KNOW IT. HE CAN BE SURE AT TIMES THAT IS WHAT WE NEED. HE KNOWS WHEN TO BRING IT AND SETTLE OFF. >>JUST A LITTLE TOO LONG ON THE BALL, OKAY. WATCH THE PASS THERE. >>OKAY. >>YOU CAN BE STERN AND GET THINGS YOU WANT OUT OF THEM WITHOUT YELLING AND SCREAMING OR GETTING EXCITED AND STOMPING YOUR FEET. I GET MORE EXCITEED WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING RIGHT — EXCITED WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING RIGHT THAN WRONG. >>THAT IS BETTER. YOU ARE OPEN THAT WAY. OPEN THAT WAY THE WHOLE TIME. >>THE EXPECTATION WHEN YOU COME HERE IS WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. THAT IS IT. IF YOU DON’T, YOU FAILED. [MUSIC] >>WE HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR YOURSELF AND THE PROGRAM AND THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY. >>WE WANT TO REPEAT A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. OBVIOUSLY IT WILL NOT BE EASY. WE NEED TO TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME. >>WE DON’T SACRIFICE ANYTHING. IT IS GOING TO BE DONE THE RIGHT WAY HERE. THAT IS WHAT STANFORD IS ALL ABOUT. >>THOSE TROPHIES SHOW, CONSISTENT SUCCESS. ALSO WHAT STANFORD IS ABOUT AS THEY SWEEP THE WASHINGTON

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