Club Director/Owner Net Force Volleyball Club
12 Select Head Coach
As a founding member of Net Force Volleyball Club, Mike begins his 22nd season with Net Force. Mike has coached all level of competition at Net Force. His teams have won over 350 matches in the past 5 years including (3) top ten finishes at National Qualifier events. His 2011 17 Competition team won the inaugural Windy City Power League earning the club’s first bid to the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. He is responsible for a variety of administrative functions within the club including scheduling, staff development and marketing. Mike has been instrumental in forwarding youth volleyball in the community through the introduction of the VolleyTots/VolleyKids program that he facilitates in conjunction with the Waukegan Park District. Mike is a frequent camp clinician throughout the country and is a former NCAA volleyball player from George Williams College 1983-1984. Mike is married (Janet) and they have 3 grown children.
16 Competition – Head Coach
This is Bill’s 14th year (18th Season) with Net Force Volleyball Club. He has considerable experience coaching in both the boys and girls game and has coached ages 14-18. His 2013 & 2014 17 Competition teams qualified for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships. He started his coaching career as varsity head coach at Notre Dame High School, Belmont, California in 1992. Bill also was assistant head coach at Grayslake Central High School for 8 years helping lead them to 3 Regional Championships. Bill formerly played for the University of Arizona, leading them to two MPSF Tournament Appearances. He also played on the AVP pro-beach tour from 1992-1993. Bill holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently employed by AbbVie. Bill is married to Cathleen and has two children (Autumn 11 & Austin 6).
14 Competition – Head Coach
This is Bill’s seventh year of coaching with Net Force. He has been coaching volleyball in Lake County for over 13 years. He has coached at St. Patrick’s school at the 6th-8th grade levels for the past 6 years and has an extensive background in strength and conditioning, He has been instrumental in the development of youth volleyball as a facilitator of programming with Net Force Volleyball Club’s VolleyKids program. His approach to volleyball is to focus on fundamentals and improving athleticism to allow the girls to maximize their volleyball potential.
13 Select – Head Coach
This is Kelli’s sixth season with Net Force Volleyball club. Kelli has been coaching at St. Patrick School in Wadsworth, IL for the past 4 years. Kelli attended Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, IA on a full volleyball scholarship, while there she had achieved an invitation as the only junior college player to attend the Olympic volleyball festival in Lincoln, NE. Kelli resides in Waukegan, IL with her 3 beautiful girls, Taylor, Kayleigh and Samantha.
15 Competition Head Coach
Kevin is a former Net Force player and currently coaches in the high school ranks at Cristo Rey St Martin boys and girls teams in Waukegan. Kevin is also a history teacher at CRSM and is a graduate of Illinois State University. This is Kevin’s 2nd season with Net Force. Last season Kevin was assistant coach for the 15 Competition team that finished 17th at AAU National Championships which represented the highest finish for any Net Force team at a national championship event.
16 Select Head Coach
This is Drew’s third season of coaching and 2nd season of coaching with Net Force Volleyball Club. His experience includes coaching in both boys and girls programs. Drew is a graduate of UW Whitewater where he was also a member of the university’s men’s volleyball club program. An energetic and charismatic coach, Drew is excited to return to Net Force Volleyball club to continue his coaching career.
15 Select – Head Coach
Tori is a graduate of Waukegan High School where she was a standout setter for the Bulldog volleyball team. She is also a 4 year veteran of Net Force Volleyball Club and is a graduate of Lake Forest College where she was the starting setter for the Lady Foresters. Tori has been a clinician at One Step Closer Volleyball Camp at Lake Forest College for the past 4 years and she brings a strong knowledge and technical experience in the training of setters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology. We are proud to have Tori as a member of our staff.
15 Select – Associate Head Coach
Ben is a former Net Force volleyball club player, coming back to coach his 3rd season with Net Force. He is a Waukegan HS graduate who has played varsity volleyball as a middle hitter all 4 years. In 3 years he has graduated from Robert Morris University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and received a scholarship in bowling. He is currently employed at LTD Commodities working in their IT department as a help desk technician.