Episode #47: Building a Team Culture with Columbia Assistant Coach Franky Rosseland-Harrison

Culture Building!

The key to developing a supportive team culture is learning to recognize the little things each player does to contribute to the success of each play. Take a look at today’s episode as we’ll learn about how coaches Franky Rosseland-Harrison and Mark Burik build a positive team culture in beach volleyball!



  • 00:58 - Introduction
  • 04:05 - What made you attend another college for one year to go play indoor volleyball?
  • 16:57 - What do you think was the fastest and what was the slowest to come back in terms of getting back into the rhythm of the indoor game?
  • 29:30 - What do you think those four years of the beach brought to the indoor game that was helpful to you?
  • 32:42 - What type of culture did you have in South Carolina?
  • 49:22 - What led you to go up to Columbia?
  • 56:56 - What's one thing from South Carolina and from Duke that you want to take and make sure that you implement with Columbia?
  • 01:11:34 - Better at Beach Announcement

Head Coach Mark Burik has been coaching sports for 16 years and has over a decade of playing and coaching experience in volleyball. Burik has been a mainstay on the AVP Tour and also competes regularly on the FIVB World Tour. Recognized as one of the top beach volleyball players in the country, he has numerous championships under his belt and has won the legendary Pottstown Rumble three times. He has been a part of the Gold Medal Squared staff, which promotes a system of teaching designed by national team coaches.

Brandon started playing volleyball in Chester, Virginia when he was 16 years old for his high school volleyball team. As a senior, Brandon was named Virginia State Player of the Year and has been a coach for more than 10 years. He found success in the National Volleyball League as high as third and also took home the “Most Improved” award in 2016.

Frances [Franky] Rosseland-Harrison was hired as an Assistant Volleyball Coach by Columbia Volleyball Head Coach Patric Santiago in June of 2022. She joins the Columbia staff after spending the 2021 season as the Head Coach & Director of Operations at the Sinjin Beach Volleyball Club. While at the helm of Sinjin, Rosseland-Harrison was named to the 2022 American Volleyball Coaches Association 30 Under 30 Beach Volleyball Coaches list.

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Mark Burik

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Brandon Joyner

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Franky Rosseland-Harrison

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Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/frances-rosseland-harrison-6510aa17a

Twitter https://twitter.com/heyimfrances



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