Ben currently works in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill. He serves as the Assistant Tutorial Coordinator and Athletic Academic Counselor for Men’s tennis and Baseball. Prior to joining UNC, Ben was an assistant women’s volleyball coach at Florida Atlantic University for both the indoor and sand programs and Associate Director of the Institute of Volleyball Performance (IVP). While at FAU, Ben and head coach Jody Brown, led their team to a top 10 finish in the inaugural AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships. Some of Ben’s primary responsibilities at FAU was creating scouting material from video, as well as defensive and serve-receive systems. In addition to Division 1 coaching experience at FAU, Ben has coached club age groups from 16s-18s at Hoosierland Volleyball Club, Palm Beach Juniors, IVP, Triangle Volleyball Club, and NC Volleyball Academy. He has coached at several team and position camps at universities including Indiana University, University of Kentucky, Florida Atlantic University, and University of North Carolina.
Ben graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing along with a minor in Mathematics from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 2009 and followed that up with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership for Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. In addition to his love for volleyball, Ben also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee in his free time.