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Robbie Brink

Varsity Head Coach

Robbie started playing volleyball at the Lake Calhoun sand courts back in high school and while he admits to starting off quite horrendously, he fell in love with the sport and kept improving his skills. In college he played intramural level & eventually for the University of St Thomas men's club team, which was created his Junior year.  Robbie is excited to be coaching his 3rd season at Southwest this year.  In addition to coaching B Squad teams at SW, he's coached JO seasons at Centennial Volleyball Club and in Park Center.   When not coaching volleyball Robbie is also a Track Coach at Southwest and works full time as an ESL teacher in Minneapolis. He also owns a Standup Paddle-board rental company called SUP Calhoun where you'll find him during the summer months.

 
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Jacob Polland

Varsity Assistant Coach

A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jacob brings an eye for detail and game strategy to our 2016 Season.  He'll lead many aspects of coaching a successful program including: statistics, real-time adjustments and focus practice plans to build on the vast talent Southwest has. He has coached High School Varsity Nordic Skiing for six seasons and looks forward to working with our Lakers!

 

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Daniel Polland

 

Daniel graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters Degree in Applied Kinesiology, and a Minor in Coaching.  He offers The Laker Volleyball players guidence & expertise on proper technique, the latest research & science to help give our teams the competitive edge.  The endurance, conditioning & mental toughness the athletes develop with Daniel's help have huge benefits! He's coached the Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team for 6 years. "I look forward to improving the girls strength and verticals!"