Mr. Dillan Bennett
- Physical Education, Athletics
- Girls' Head Volleyball Coach / Strength and Conditioning Teacher
Where did you attend college and what degree(s) did you earn?A.A., Liberal Arts from SBCC, will complete my B.A in Organizational Leadership from Penn State this spring.Where did you grow up?Redding, CA until 8th Grade. Family relocated to Santa Barbara, CA in 2004.What classes do you teach/what sports do you coach/what is your role at Bishop?Strength and Conditioning, Substitute Teacher, Head Coach; Boys, Girls, and Beach VolleyballTell us about your familyI have one sister, Jayme, who is the mother of two boys, Preston (5) and Issac (3).What drew you to Bishop?The strong sense of community at Bishop Diego. Everyone is so in touch with what is going on within the Bishop Community, which allows for everyone to support and be supported across the many different areas they are involved in within the school.What book are you reading, or have you currently read and what is it about?The Passion Paradox, by Brian Stulberg. In short, the book describes the feeling of passion and goes in-depth to describe how to use your passion in positive ways to drive you toward achieving your goals.If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?Nick Saban, Bill Belichick, and John Wooden, because these three men achieved competitive greatness within their athletic programs while also preparing their athletes for life after sports.Where would we find you when you are not at work? Where is your favorite place in the world?I can be found at the golf course on most weekends, or down at the beach playing beach volleyball.What is your favorite Bible verse or inspirational quote?“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often an illusion.” Michael JordanWho has had the biggest impact on you?Most mentor figures in my life have the most significant impact on me. I feel that I try to take the best attributes from each of them and model them myself, so in a way, I try to replicate their best qualities to make me the best I can be. Without them, I wouldn’t have a model for being a successful person.What advice would you give to a new Bishop student?Embrace the close-knit community and leverage it to your advantage. There are so many people here to help you in whatever area of your life you seek advice. It’s up to you to ask questions that will get answers to help guide you through your experience here at Bishop.