About Joel Dearing


Joel Dearing coached women’s and men’s volleyball over a span of 30 years and a total of 40 seasons (Roger Williams University 1981-89), then (Springfield from 1989-2010).  Dearing had a career record of 899-384, coached 10 All-Americans and his Springfield men’s team finished the 1996 season #1 and undefeated in NCAA Division III.  Author of Volleyball Fundamentals (1st and 2nd ed.) and The Untold Story of William G. Morgan - Inventor of Volleyball, Dearing has been on the USA Volleyball National Faculty since 1994.  He owned and operated Dearing Volleyball School, Inc. from 1991-2017, and launched Dearing Leadership, LLC. in 2018.  He was honored in 2013 by the International Volleyball Hall of Fame as the Mintonette Medallion of Merit Award honoree and in 2015 was selected to the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame.  He has conducted clinics in Ireland, Aruba, Argentina, China and Bermuda, and has been on the faculty at Springfield College since 1989, currently serving as Program Director of the Athletic Administration Graduate Program.

  • Business Philosophy

    To ensure a win-win for EVERY contracted professional endeavor by striving to serve the needs of EACH client/customer with impactful seminars, programs, presentations, camps, clinics, and relationships.

  • Leadership Philosophy

    LEADERSHIP MATTERS and starts with conscience decisions to:  live a life of integrity daily, embrace humility as a servant leader, provide bold strategic vision, and empower others.