Frederick, Md. – Frederick Community College Director of Athletics Rodney Bennett is pleased to announce the hiring of Robert Landis as head women's volleyball coach at FCC.
"We are excited to have Coach Landis as our new volleyball coach and know he will bring great passion for the game along with terrific values," said Bennett. "During the interview process, Coach Landis impressed us with his wealth of volleyball experience and knowledge, as well as his engaging personality and positive energy."
Coach Landis has spent the last decade successfully coaching hundreds of athletes in the NOVA/DC metro area at both the high school and club level, many who went on to receive scholarships from NCAA programs and now play in college. Coach Landis combined his coaching talent with his personal training knowledge and opened an award winning volleyball club in Northern Virginia. Additionally, Coach Landis spends part of his summers traveling throughout the country as a valued member and coach of the USA Volleyball High Performance (HP) program, which is the national pipeline for athletes under 18 to compete at the highest levels both here and abroad in preparation for selection on the USA Olympic team.
Coach Landis is a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned his degree in Psychology, with a special emphasis in child psychology and a minor in communications, while also studying athletic training and sports science. His unique educational background and life spent as a stellar multi-sport athlete has strongly shaped his coaching philosophies. Coach Landis believes that focusing on the athlete and the team's entire well-being enhances their success both off and on the court by providing a supportive and nourishing yet challenging structured team-centric environment. Coach Landis prides himself on his ability to motivate his athletes to their full potential on the court both physically and mentally without sacrificing their academic performance and achievements.
Coach Landis will take over a program that advanced to the National Tournament for the first time in school history in 2015. The 2015 team, ranked no. 20 nationally, went undefeated (12-0) in conference play and set a record for most wins (27) in a single season.