Amy Crawford

Amy Crawford

December 17, 2021

Team: 15 National

Gold Medal Squared
CPR/First Aid

Coaching Experience:

-14 Bronze 2014-2015 (Head)
-14 Bronze 2015-2016 (Head)
-14 Silver 2016-2017 (Head)
-Middle School Local 2018-2019
-16 National 2019-2020 (Assistant)
-Scarborough High School 2021 (V & JV Assistant)
-Various middle and high school clinics, camps, and 1:1 indoor and beach lessons. (2014-current)

Playing Experience:

Scarborough High School (2003-2007)
-My freshman year (2003) was the first year Scarborough High School had a team: 30 girls, 3 squads, and one awesomely dedicated coach, Ms. King, SHS gym teacher.
-Varsity 2004-2007
-Captain and MVP 2006-2007

University of Maine Club Team (2007-2011)
-Vice President 2009-2010

MSVBA member (2010-current)
Women’s Rating Committee member 2018-current

Outdoor/Beach (2014-current)

Coaches Outlook:

I am excited to be coaching a new age group this season and feel it will be a positive challenge and experience for both myself and the team. I will have high expectations, as freshman are the future of varsity volleyball in Maine.

I am always looking to increase my knowledge and improve my own skills on the court and in the classroom. Trying new things is important and exciting to me. I look for the unique strengths in a player in order to develop their individual skills. I strive to create a positive, competitive, and goal-oriented team culture.

I am looking forward to our biggest tournaments out of the New England region, as it is often where we learn our hardest lessons, but gain insight into what we need to work on as a team to come out stronger than ever and move forward with focus, confidence, and drive.

Why I Love Coaching:

I have always loved working with kids in all settings, as well as playing volleyball, so sharing my passion for the sport with them in my spare time is especially fun and rewarding. I love seeing individual players change and grow over the course of a season and see the girls come together as a team to play their best and have fun doing it at the same time! I have a hard time containing my excitement on the bench and love to see the girls play aggressively and. e successful out on the court, win or lose. I believe that trying your best, making good mistakes and having a positive attitude are the keys to learning and success!

Players who are open to feedback, do their best to focus on the changes they need to make and not just the outcome, are the ones who stand out. I do not look for the “best player” on the court, but the ones who are receptive and allow themselves to be vulnerable by doing something new and willing to make mistakes during the learning process.

My Day Job:

I went to the University of Maine in Orono and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Psychology. I worked for Woodford’s Family Services as a Children’s Case Manager/Social Worker from 2015-2021. I have worked in various mental health and educational settings with children with behavioral and emotional needs and developmental and intellectual disabilities since 2010 and I absolutely love what I do every day. I recently graduated from USM, with my Master’s degree in Social Work and am recently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker! I have just started at my old company with Spurwink as a residential and day treatment clinician for children and their families.

Coaching has never felt like a job to me, but a way to stay active, inspire kids and athletes, and make a commitment to better the sport of volleyball and young players in Maine.


Scarborough, Maine – Go Red Storm!
Currently living and working in Westbrook with my rescue pupper Barkley.

Favorite Food:

Pickles, mac ‘n Cheese or really any type of pasta, Caesar salads, chili, and iced coffee, because really, it is it’s own food group in my life.

Other Info To Share:

I’m left-handed and thoroughly enjoy working with lefties to highlight their uniqueness, strengths and make sure they don’t get left behind during a skills lesson that focuses primarily on righties (serving and hitting).