Dave Seeds is starting his fourth season with Excel and will be the head coach for 12s White. Dave was an assistant coach for 11s Red and White last season.
Dave has been playing volleyball since ’93. He traveled throughout Texas playing Open level beach volleyball. He also played Open Division with USAV as a middle blocker and a right side hitter. Although Dave loves playing volleyball his true passion is coaching. He started coaching club volleyball in ’98 in the Lone Star Region. Dave’s philosophy for coaching is to focus on fundamentals, pass on his love of the game and build confidence in each athlete.
When Dave is not playing or coaching volleyball he enjoys spending with his family.
“Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”- Michael Jordan
This season marks Chandler’s 11th year coaching and her 8th year at Excel. This year, she returns to the sidelines with her favorite assistant coach, her husband, Eric. Together, Chandler and Eric have worked with all ages from 12s to 16s and are very excited for the opportunity to coach 14 White again this seasonHer passion for volleyball, competitive drive and knowledge of the game developed during her years as a 6-rotation outside hitter at Texas Wesleyan University.From her experience as a player and as a coach, Chandler knows the importance of helping players overcome challenges on the court while teaching them that dedication, hard work, effort and selflessness will take them far. Physical and mental strength, attitude, discipline and communication on and off the court are important attributes she instills in all her players.When not coaching, Chandler loves spending time with family and friends, working out, traveling, spending time with her nephews (her brother-in-law is Excel Coach Drew Noah) and of course, hanging out with her English Bulldog, Gus and her chicken, Lucky.
Eric Choate, Assistant Coach
This is Eric’s 7th year with Excel. This year, he returns to the sidelines to coach 14 White with his wife, Chandler. Together, they have worked with all ages from 12s to 16s and are looking forward to another season at Excel.
Eric has played sports throughout his life including football, baseball, golf, motor cross and bass fishing. He enjoys motivating young athletes to succeed on and off the court – to work hard and play hard! He appreciates players that understand there are no short cuts and everyone can have success if they are passionate, have a strong work ethic, a great attitude, energy and the ability to be coachable.
Eric has two daughters, both former college cheerleaders. When not coaching volleyball or playing golf, Eric enjoys watching sports with his favorite sidekick, his English Bulldog Gus.