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Get To Know You: Head Men's & Women's Volleyball Coach Ben Read

Coach Read after defeating MIT in the NEWMAC Playoffs
Coach Read after defeating MIT in the NEWMAC Playoffs

Where did you work before Emerson? 

  • Wheaton College (Head Coach), University of Connecticut and University of New Hampshire (Assistant Coach)

What do you enjoy most working at Emerson?

  • Besides the people, I really enjoy the competitiveness of our conference

What made you want to get into Coaching?

  • By chance... I got asked to be an assistant at a DI program needing last minute help. It got me to thinking. Although I didn't take the original position I decided to talk to my alma mater and went back to UNH to start my coaching career. The rest is history!

What is your favorite movie?

  • Pretty much anything the Marvel Universe

What is your favorite snack?

  • Popcorn

What is your favorite meal?

  • Anything on the grill but steak & potatoes during the summer

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Went to Jamaica for my honeymoon and would love to go back

Do you have any pets?

  • Black lab named Sierra and a golden retriever named Nala

What is your favorite show/channel to binge?

  • I really don't get attached to TV shows.

Do you have any hidden talents?

  • Fishing

What actor/actress would play you in a movie about your life?

  • Don't now about an actor, but I've been told I'm a dead ringer for Dustin Pedroia