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Dave Preston: The Importance of a Teachable Moment

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Dave Preston, Head Men’s Volleyball Coach for McMaster University, is in his 16th season on the Marauders sideline. Under Preston’s guidance, the Marauders have captured eight OUA Championships and have participated in 10 U SPORTS Championships. The team has captured two silver and three bronze medals at the last five national tournaments. McMaster’s streak of five consecutive OUA Championships equals the conference record.

Preston emphasizes the importance of recognizing the teachable moments with your athletes and seizing the opportunity. He explains how athletes understand that coaches can add value to their abilities but that as a coach sometimes you need to have patience in choosing the right time to get the message across.

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