Coach LaShawn Thomas, in his first year at the coaching helm of the BHCC Women’s Volleyball program, attended Norwich University as a member of the Corps of Cadets, studying Business Management and Finance. A multi-sport athlete, Coach Thomas played one year of football and four years of baseball, while playing roles as: the Women’s Volleyball Manager, Founder and President of the Men’s Volleyball Club, and Secretary of the Rotaract (Service Leadership) Club.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas –an area of the country with very high levels of play; Coach Thomas acquired most of his volleyball skills there. Coach Thomas’ goal is to develop a strong program that can represent an area where volleyball isn’t very active and develop the program to compete at a high level.
LaShawn stays active in volleyball himself, playing in several leagues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire on a weekly basis.
While LaShawn’ s passion for volleyball is very strong, he also likes to also go to the gym, spend time with family and friends, and go to the beach.
Coach Max Espindle, beginning his first year of coaching the BHCC Women’s volleyball team, has deep ties to the BHCC community. Not only is Coach Espindle a proud alumnus, he is currently employed as a BHCC Admissions Counselor. He attended the college from 2010 to 2012 and graduated with an Associate degree in Communications. During his time at BHCC, Max was an active voice on campus and worked in several departments, namely; Learning Communities, Tutoring, Advising, Admissions, and Assessment center.
After graduating from BHCC, Max transferred to UMass Boston and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Max is now working towards getting his MBA at Fitchburg State University.
Max has previously worked with CARE International and American Counsels for International education in several countries in Asia. He wants to become a government spokesman and an Ambassador someday.
Max did Gymnastics and played volleyball at Andover high school. He currently plays volleyball with Boston Ski and Sports Club (BSS).
Max likes to read, write…watch and play sports and go to the BHCC Fitness center. When time allows, he also enjoys traveling and trying new food. His favorite dish is Shepherd’s pie and he claims he’s good at making it!