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“It's not how tall you are, it’s how good you are” ~J. Kessel
Lucky’s love for volleyball started during the 1984 Olympics watching Karch Kiraly and team dominate to win a gold medal. However, Cherry Hill New Jersey wasn't known for volleyball during the late 80’s/early 90’s. However, Lucky remembers during his high school junior year his gym teacher Mr. Romelo (who lucky thanks for starting him on his 25+ year volleyball journey) turned to Lucky and asked, “ Do you know anything about volleyball?” Lucky didn’t but was ready to absorb as much knowledge Mr. Romelo had to offer. Lucky spent the next two years learning from Mr. Romelo then transferred his love for volleyball attending a division one college, Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, Lucky went from playing recreational volleyball to setting for Penn State's club team. Highlights were scrimmaging against the varsity teams, both, men and women.
In the last five years, Lucky has coached club U12/13/14 and assists with the College of San Mateo girls program under Katie Goldhahn.
More recently, you can find him coaching Stanford's national advanced setting clinic, and acquiring his USA Olympic Volleyball Coach Accredited Program (CAP1) certification.
His philosophy of providing a positive, safe, and competitive environment while developing each player’s ability aligns perfectly with Encore's mission.