Chad Gordon

Bay to Bay Volleyball Club, Head Coach, 2018 – Present

AVCA Boys’ Club Coach of the Year, 2021

Coach Your Brains Out podcast (May 2021): Part One // Part Two

Harker School, Head Coach Boys Varsity, 2018 + 2019

University of Illinois, M.S. Kinesiology 2016 + 2017

University of Illinois, Volunteer Assistant, 2014 + 2015

UC Santa Barbara, B.S. Biopsychology 2010 – 2014

Thesis: Predicting Performance via Self-Reported Metrics

twitter: @chadgordon09 // email: chadgordon09@gmail.com

Computer Vision – Updated July 10, 2022

Original Post — Update #1 Time for a quick recap of everything we’ve been working on and the progress we’ve made thus far!! Player Tracking So to start, step 1 was just to be able to detect and track all the players on the court. Not quite as simple as it sounds, as you can […]

Step 14.1 Computer Vision (update)

Quick update on our original post. We’ve mostly solved the “players switching sides while jumping” problem and have also jumped into the rabbit hole of ball tracking as well. I’m not going to get into the technical details here – more just give a glimpse into what we’ve been working on and where we are […]

Bonus Post – NCAA Final Four / Stivrins Impact

Figured we’d throw a super quick Final Four + Stivrins post together just to wrap up the 2021 season as everyone shifts their attention to the transfer portal and freaks out about the seasonal coaching reshuffle. Starting with the semifinals, below are the Match Win Probability charts – visually describing a team’s likelihood to win […]

Volleydork Ratings / Predictions Recap

So…what was the point again? Honestly, we didn’t set out to make a ratings system. We were building our xPWP model (expected Point Win Probability) and needed a reasonably accurate estimate of the initial chance of each team winning the point (ex: Nebraska serving to Wisconsin, before the serve happens, how likely is Nebraska to […]


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About Me

Hi, I’m Chad. I previously worked for free at the University of Illinois and before that, I paid money to play some beach (and attend classes) at UC Santa Barbara. Currently working in analytics in San Jose & coaching w/ Bay to Bay on the boys club side of the world.

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