Terry Pettit Bio
Terry Pettit brings a unique perspective to championship coaching, team building, and leadership training.
As the former Director of Leadership Academies at the University of Denver and Colorado State University, Terry served as a mentor coach to over one hundred coaches, team captains and emerging leaders. He also presents and conducts workshops on leadership and team building for some of the most progressive athletic departments, and corporations in the country. He prepared himself well.
For twenty-three years Terry was the head coach of one of the most successful athletic teams in NCAA history. Under Terry’s leadership the University of Nebraska’s women’s volleyball team won twenty-one Big 8 and Big 12 conference championships while leading the nation in both All American and Academic All American selections.
He directed the Nebraska volleyball team to forty-three NCAA tournament victories and the school’s first National Championship in women’s volleyball 1995. Terry earned National Coach of the Year honors in 1986, 1994 and 1996 before becoming a mentor coach to the University of Nebraska Athletic Department in 2000. In 2003 he began his current passion, Terry Pettit Coaching Enhancement.
What makes Terry Pettit’s coaching and mentoring success even more unique is his ability to communicate a philosophy of leadership and team building that reflects his experience as a poet, journalist and championship coach. It is not often that a presenter on leadership is as comfortable drawing examples from modern poetry, architecture and contemporary films as he is from a game plan to beat Oklahoma.
Whether he is conducting a workshop on leadership and team building or making a keynote presentation on the characteristics of great coaching and team building, Terry Pettit will motivate you to rethink the patterns that lead to success.