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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

Aug
21
Izabela Gorys featured for Providence on ILLPREPVB.comMore
Aug
21
3 of our Michio seniors featured in Daily Southtown Pre-Season article - Connie LeBel, Mairead Boyle, and Brianna HaggertyMore
Aug
19
Savana Chacon commits to Purdue University
Aug
8
2019/2020 Boys Tryouts Info now PostedMore
Aug
4
Mackenzie Smith and Isabel Colon win Silver Division Beach Tournament
Aug
4
Anna Jaworowski participates in the USAV HP A2 Program
Jul
21
Congrats to Kamryn Chaney, Camryn Hannah, Sarah Morton, and Amy Schwem play for USAV HP A1 Program
Jul
6
Michio 17 National finishes 3rd in USAV GJNC 17 Open division!!!!
Jul
6
Coach Jordan Vidovic wins Boy's Coach of the Year for Volleyballmag.com - this is the 2nd time he's won this awardMore
Jul
5
Ellie Kurpeikis - PrepVolleyball.com named Ellie "Supernova" in the 16 National division