It was just four years ago that Billy Ebel and Anders Nelson led the Ball State to the MIVA championship match, but Saturday in Nashville the two former all-conference teammates were facing each other.
Nelson as an assistant coach with the No. 19 Kentucky women’s volleyball team helped guide Kentucky to a sweep against Lipscomb and his former college teammate and roommate Ebel, who is a Lipscomb women’s volleyball assistant coach.
Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes following the match interviewed both Ebel and Nelson to discuss coaching against each other, the the challenges of transitioning from a player to a coach and the tradition of Ball State producing college volleyball coaches. Check out the two assistants discuss their new coaching careers in the Off the Block one-on-one video interviews below.