Christian Staple is entering his first year as a member of the McKendree volleyball coaching staff. He will serve as the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs.
Prior to joining the McKendree coaching staff, Staple was the assistant director of men’s volleyball operations at North Central College in Naperville, IL. He also served as head boys’ volleyball coach at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, IL.
Staple has also served various roles with USA Volleyball, the Benet Academy is Lisle, IL, the Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, IL and the Hitmen Volleyball Club in Glen Ellyn, IL. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in communicaton.
Bob Vollmer joined the McKendree volleyball coaching staff in the fall of 2012. He assists with the varsity program and serves as the head coach for the Bearcats' junior varsity squad.
Vollmer, a native of Okawville, Ill., and graduate of Okawville High School, attended Kaskaskia College. He has played with numerous club teams along with selected pro volleyball tours. Vollmer was also a part of an AAU squad that placed second in the nation in the Adult National Division.
In addition to his experience at McKendree, Vollmer has served as a boys assistant coach at Althoff Catholic High School, and also as an assistant at Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Volleyball Graduate Assistant