2020-2021 Commitments

Stuart Briscar

Coach Profile

Years with Cobb Atlanta: 
4 years
Stuart grew up in Rome, GA where he competed in seven sports with baseball being his main focus. After graduating from Rome High School, Stuart moved to North Carolina and attended North Carolina Wesleyan College where he started as a Theater major and ended up graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting -- a degree that he has never used.
 
In 2013, Stuart moved back to Georgia and met his wife Amanda, a teacher. They got married in November 2014 and currently live in Powder Springs, GA. In August of 2018, they had their first child, Ellison (Ellie) Mckenzie.
 
Stuart coached three seasons of volleyball with Praise Christian Academy. In 2016, his middle school team went 14-1 in the regular season, won the Region and placed 8th in the State with the GICAA.
 
In 2020-2021, Briscar's team had to miss Lil Big South which set them back as far as growing as a team, but the team was determined. They finished the season with a record of 59-16. They had two 1st in Gold finishes, two 1st in Silver finishes, and three additional Top 3 Gold finishes. They ranked in the top 30th percentile in the 15s Division.
 
Stuart enjoys coaching at Cobb Atlanta because it is competitive, but there are also many opportunities for players to grow in their skill and leadership ability.
 
"Coaching is more than just winning and losing -- it's about developing athletes to be leaders, encouraging them when they get down, cheering them on when the match is on the line, and celebrating all of their hard work when they come out on top."
 
What the players say:
"He is so proud of each of his players when they make a good play. Even when I shank a pass or hit the ball into the net, he is proud of me for the effort I show. When we lose a game, he helps us improve our strategies to get better the next game. He is never overly competitive or angry. Coach Stuart is a cheerleader; he puts every ounce of himself into making me and my teammates better athletes.
 
"I enjoyed having Stuart as a coach because he pushed me to do my best but kept it fun.  He also helped to make me a better leader and smarter player.  He really cares about all his players on and off the court."
 
"Coach Stuart has been an integral part of my growth as a volleyball player on the court and a positive influence off the court. As my coach for the last two seasons, he has provided a safe, instructive, challenging and fun environment for me and my teammates to stretch and expand our knowledge of the game and our individual positions and roles. Coach Stuart places much needed emphasis on team unity, mental toughness, discipline and self confidence in our approach to sharpening and refining our skills and creating successful team chemistry.  His methods and expertise produce positive results and an environment that cultivates mutual trust."
 
"From the beginning of the season Coach Stuart has walked into every practice, game, or anything volleyball related with a smile. His passion for volleyball and coaching shows immensely. He has helped me and my teammates become better players, physically and mentally. His excitement when we play makes the game 10x more fun. Seeing him jump up and down on the sideline even when we’re just attempting a new play or being aggressive is one of the funniest and most exciting things to see during games. He is enthusiastic and has pushed me and my team to become the best players we can be."
 
 
What the parents say:
"Coach Stuart has incredible enthusiasm for the team. He is very positive and encouraging and celebrates their effort. Coach Stuart comes to the gym early to give those who want extra time before each practice. He also is a great communicator to the team (and parents) about takeaways from each tournament. I love seeing how much Coach Stuart loves volleyball and loves his players - it definitely shows in everything he does!"
 
"Stuart possesses a unique combination of solid instruction, fun, and encouragement. The players want to give him and their teammates their best because he provides a safe and accepting environment to be stretched and challenged"
 
"This is our second year with Coach Stuart and both years he has gone above and beyond motivating the girls to be the best that they can be. He teaches them both volleyball and life skills that they can use forever. He is always upbeat and full of energy as well as always looking for new ways to teach the girls."
 
"Stuart has achieved a unique balance in his approach to coaching that utilizes relationship and player development over a “play to win at all costs” mentality. He brings passion, enthusiasm, encouragement, sound foundational training, strategy and FUN to the court every single time. His players know and trust him and accept and learn from his feedback and constructive criticism. He greets every play, large or small with a definitive positive response. Mistakes are met equally with a smile, a quick encouraging word of correction and a "you've got this" sign of support. His players want to learn and play their best for him and their teammates. He empowers them to be critical thinkers, communicate effectively, execute plays, employ mental toughness and celebrate one another, win or lose. His consistent methods of coaching, exceptional communication skills and positive, encouraging demeanor instill not only trust in both his players and their parents but also produce a team and family dynamic that is unmatched and highly sought after. We all learn many life skills to be practiced on and off the court due to his selfless investment of time and energy while sharing his gifts and talents."
 
"Stuart has been one of the best coaches we have had at CAJ. He is passionate, hard working, and truly cares about the team, on and off the court. He has taken a mediocre team and made them a very good team in a few short months. And something I have never experienced on any Club team...all parents liked the way he coached."
 
What other coaches say:
"Everyone loves Stuart. He is always so eager to help and improve Cobb Atlanta in any way that he can. He always brings a positive energy with him. Stuart's teams always seem to gain so much in the season they have with him. His teams love him as a coach and would play for him over and over again if they could."
 
"Stuart’s energy is contagious. He loves the sport so much and you can see that in every minute he spends with his team. He is always coming up with new ideas to challenge his players both on the court and as people -- he creates a great team bonding atmosphere. I love the way he leads by example by participating in the challenges online and sharing his ideas for keeping his team connected with others."
 
"Stuart is truly one of the most passionate coaches at Cobb Atlanta. Not only does he love teaching and sharing the love he has for the sport, but he’s constantly working to build on his own knowledge of volleyball. He is driven by this passion, and it is evident how much he cares for each and every player he has the opportunity to work with. His goofy and lovable energy make him a pleasure to work with. He truly embodies the values of Cobb Atlanta."
 
Cobb Atlanta Coaching History:
2017-2018 - 14-2 ATL Head Coach
 
2018-2019 - 14-2 ATL Head Coach
- Nominated for Coach of the Year
 
2019-2020 - 15-1 ATL Head Coach
- Nominated for Coach of the Year
 
2020-2021 - 15-1 ATL Head Coach
- ATL Head Coach of the Year 
- Nominated for Team Performance of the Year
- Nominated for Team of the Year
 
 
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History

Member for
4 years 2 months