Charleston Academy Announces Technical Director

Charleston, SC – Charleston Academy today announced John Forman as its Technical Director who will be responsible for assisting with the hiring, management and ongoing training of Charleston Academy’s coaching staff.

John has coached both domestically at the collegiate level and internationally at both the collegiate and professional level. Domestically he coached for Dean College, University of Rhode Island, Brown University and most recently at Midwestern State University. Internationally he coached in Germany (Bühl and Potsdam), Sweden (Svedala Volleybollklub) and England (Exeter University). He also co-founded and managed what remains the largest club in Rhode Island, Blast Volleyball. He has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA from University of Maryland and a PhD in Behavioral Finance from Exeter University. He also has published ‘Volleyball Coaching Wizards’ (Interviews of the World’s Top Coaches) and runs the blog

“John is a true academic of volleyball! His vast global and domestic experience and relationships in the game was just what we were looking for in a Technical Director to establish the standard we expect of our players and coaches. We look forward to building and announcing our team of coaches with John,” said Jaime Shamis, Charleston Academy Club Director.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to join Charleston Academy, and I’m thankful for the trust being invested in me to guide the club’s coaching philosophy and development. This is clearly an organization with high ambitions and an exceptionally professional attitude. That’s something I find extremely appealing. I look forward to using the insights I’ve gained from my diverse coaching experience to the club’s benefit. We are going to have a very strong coaching staff and I’m excited for the chance we’ll all have to learn from each other and the players from us,” said John Forman, Charleston Academy Technical Director.

Charleston Academy expects to announce staff coaches between now and October 1.  Tryouts for 14U & Younger are October 28-29 at 1PM at Shipyard Park and for 15U & Older are November 10 at 1PM at Shipyard Park.  You can register now through our Bronze Membership.

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About Charleston Academy
Charleston Academy is currently a division of Sport Venture Group.  Its mission is to develop players to the highest international standard, which will allow their teams to challenge for national titles making the club a nationally recognized brand.  The club started with volleyball in 2018 and expects to add Basketball in 2019 and Soccer in 2020.

About Sport Venture Group
Sport Venture Group is a sport investment and holding company founded by a multigenerational family office to invest, hold and manage its various multisport interests. The company, from time to time, also advises key clients in the global sport space on Strategy, M&A, Commercial Partnerships and the like.

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Anne Peterson, Esq.
Sport Venture Group, Public Relations