ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, MONDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2010_ Coach of the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) volleyball team, Todd Gober, will be in Grenada from Monday April 26 to Saturday June 5, 2010 to assist in coaching national teams, clubs and schools. Coach Gober will also hold workshops with volleyball coaches and Physical Education teachers.
While on the island, Gober will assist various clubs, the two national teams for their upcoming tournaments and the secondary school team for the Windward Island Secondary School Games in St. Lucia in July.
In addition, Gober will host a five-day workshop at the Carenage Complex from Monday May 3 to Friday 7 for physical education teachers, volleyball coaches and other interested persons.
Senior volleyball coach in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Raphael Braithwaite, said that Mr. Gober’s assistance is “a good move for volleyball, as Gober is very committed and hardworking.” Braithwaite explained that commendations should be given to the coach, especially as his last visit, six years ago, initiated the revival of volleyball in Grenada. Braithwaite had the opportunity to work with Coach Gober during his three-month training at SIUE last year.
Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports, Hon. Patrick Simmons, said that he is happy that Mr. Gober will be visiting the island. He believes that his visit will assist in the further development of volleyball in the country. He added that the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports is seeking to invite other international coaches to assist with training in the other sporting disciplines.
The two-time American Coach of the Year Award winner was invited by the Grenada Olympic Committee.