Chandler Choate, Head Coach

This is Chandler’s 8th year coaching volleyball and the 4th year to coach with her husband, Eric. Together, Chandler and Eric have coached 13s, 14s and 15s at Excel and are excited to have the opportunity to be back with 14s this season.

Her passion for the sport and competitive drive led her to a full scholarship as an outside hitter at Texas Wesleyan University. While at Texas Wesleyan University, she was named Heartland Conference Player of the Week, Offensive Player of the Year, was nominated as an All-American and earned the 3D Award for Desire, Determination and Dedication. Chandler also has experience as a middle blocker from her club volleyball days.

Chandler enjoys helping young athletes learn how to deal with adversity and the challenges they will face as volleyball players. She believes that players who put forth dedication, hard work, effort and show selflessness will go far.  Health, nutrition, communication and physical and mental strength are also keys to success on the court.

When not coaching, Chandler loves spending time with family and friends, working out, traveling, spending time with her nephews (her brother-in-law is Excel Coach Drew Noah) and loving on her English Bulldog, Gus, and three chickens.