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James Howell


Coach James Howell is a seasoned volleyball player with over 30 years of experience competing in the sand and indoors at various levels from club (in the US and abroad) to competing professionally in Belgium, and at the highest levels in the Armed Forces with the All Army program.  While in Europe playing for the US Armed Forces as a Middle Hitter/Blocker he led his team to win consecutive US Army European Men’s Championships in 1996 and 1997, and led the US Army Europe team to victory at the Armed Forces European Men’s Championships in 1998 where he was also named Most Valuable Player. 

His lifelong experience as a player and coach enables him to quickly and effectively help his players perform their best through skill development and fostering a greater understanding of the strategic and tactical aspects of the game.  Coach Howell has a love and passion for the sport of volleyball and is committed to promoting the many positive and lasting offerings of this lifetime sport, as well as a love for the game to his players. 


Playing experience includes:
1984-1988 College Club Volleyball, Eastern New Mexico University
1990-1994 USAVB Sun Country Region, Mau Ka Oi, Men’s AA
1990-1994 USAVB Sun Country Region, Men’s Doubles
1995 US All Army Volleyball
1996-1998 US Army Europe Volleyball
1996-1998 US Army Europe Men’s Doubles
2006-2009 Men’s 1st Provincial Division Volleyball (Vlaams-Brabant), Tervuren, Belgium
Coaching experience includes:
1996-1997 US Army Europe Men’s Champions
1997 Armed Forces Europe Men’s Champions
2006-2007 Brussels American High School Girls Varsity volleyball team
2007-2008 St. John’s International School, Brussels, Belgium
Loudoun Youth Volleyball program – HS Boys (2011 and 2012 seasons), MS girls (2014-2017)
2015-2017 NVVA Galaxy League
2015-2016 NVVA 13 Red
2016-2017 NVVA 16 Select