Coach Lord started coaching volleyball in 1973 and has literally been coaching over half of her lifetime. Her experience has included; adults, middle school, high school, travel teams, and camps and clinics for all ages. Coach Lord has had the good fortune to experience a lot of success during her career. Even though success is far too often equated with winning; Coach Lord feels the real success is seeing the growth of the players in; their love of the sport, their strength of character, and of course their technical skills.
To quote Coach Lord, “First of all, it takes a cohesive coaching staff to create an environment where players can thrive and enjoy their experience. I am very fortunate to be working with Brian and Eric. We have been a team for many years, and we enjoy working with each other as much as we love working with the girls. More important, I feel the true success of a team depends upon the commitment of the players, the dedication of the coaches, and the support of every parent. To have the optimum experience by all involved with the team, these three components must exist.”
“I also appreciate and understand the overall development of our players will be the result of working with many different coaches. We do value the time we have with the girls and hopefully they will benefit from their experience with us as well.”
Director and Coach Southern Maryland Juniors for 22 years
President of the Calvert County Volleyball Association for 10 years
Rated NAGWS Official with the Metro Board for 10 years
CHRVA Ethics Committee
USAV Member since 1987
Accomplishments and Recognition:
Coach Lord is credited with starting or rebuilding all four of the high school volleyball programs in Calvert County. Collectively, all four of these programs won several SMAC and Regional titles and made it to the state finals 9 times, winning 4 state championship titles.
All four schools were named to the “Top Ten” list, which was determined by the Washington Post Sports writers, during Coach Lord’s tenure.
Hall of Fame – inducted into 3 of the 4 high schools
All Met Coach of the Year – Washington Post Sports Writers
SMAC, All County, and Southern Maryland Coach of the Year
Recipient of the USA Meritorious Award
Calvert County Person of the Decade
Richard F. O’Donnell Lifetime Achievement Award 2016