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Robert Heersema

  • Graduated from: Thornton Community College(South Suburban College)
    1979-1981 Associates Degree in Science
  • University of Illinois at Chicago w/ Physical Education: Option 1 Special K-12 Teaching (3.6 gpa)
  • Played club volleyball “UIC Flames” 1982-85, Winning USVBA Regional Championship “B” Adult Level
  • Starting Middle Blocker/ Setter, 1982-85

Coaching Experience

  • 1984-85 :Thornton Community College, South Holland, IL
    Assistant Volleyball Coach
  • 1986/87: Andrean High School, Merrillville, In
    Head Volleyball Coach
  • 1987 : Saint Xavier College, Chicago, IL
    Assistant Coach
  • 1988 to Present: Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Il
    Head Volleyball Coach Women’s Program
  • 2009 to Present: Saint Xavier University
    Head Volleyball Coach Men’s Program
  • 1985-1999 : 2nd City Volleyball Club
    13-18 age groups/ site director, weight training/ conditioning of top teams
  • 2012-Present: Michio Volleyball Academy
  • 2015 - 5th place finish  at USAV National Championship, 17 Open
  • 2017 - 1st Place Finish in SPRI Pres Day Challenge, Won Regional qualifier (1st place) & 3rd place finish at USAV National Championship, 17 National

Playing Experience

  • 1982-85 USVBA : “B”, “A” Adult Great Lakes Region Player, Middle blocker, Outside and Setter
  • 1986-1992 USVBA “AA” Adult Great Lakes Region Player, Outside Attacker
  • 1993-Present USA Adult Open Age Group Level, Outside/Right Side Attacker

Awards

  • 1991 USVBA Honorable Mention Great Lakes Region: Outstanding Contribution Player/Coach
  • 1989, 98, 2000, 2011 CCAC Coach of the Year
  • 1989 District Coach of the Year, 2000 Region VII coach of the Year

Latest News

Oct
16
No Open Gym for Wednesday, 10/16/19
Sep
23
Thank you to all who came out for 1st Annual 4 on 4 Classic. 1st place winners are The Russian Chocolates, Kiss my Ace 7th, The Aces, and All About that Ace. 2nd place goes to That Ace Tho, No Name, The Sizzle Pits, and The Furious 4
Sep
11
Jane DeJarld - Class of 2016 - records her 2,000th assist
Sep
11
Temi Thomas - Class of 2019 - earns All tournament honors for two consecutive weeks and picks up Big 10 Freshman of the Week
Sep
11
Erica Staunton - Class of 2019 - earns All Tournament at the Seton Hall ClassicMore
Sep
11
Izabela Gorys commits to Eckherd for their Beach Program!
Sep
11
6 Michio players made the AVCA Under Armor Watch List - Congrats to Mairead Boyle, Savana Chacon, Camryn Hannah, Avery Jedry, Katie Kraczkowski, and Amy SchwemMore
Sep
10
Rachel Alles - Class of 2016 - SAC Player of the Week
Sep
9
Logan Grevengoed Daily Southtown Player of the WeekMore
Sep
6
7 Michio Players are included in the AVCA 2019 Phenom List - Congrats Kamryn Chaney, Logan Grevengoed, Anna Jaworowski, Ellie Kurpeikis, Haley Melby, Sarah Morton, and Amanda Rice