Bill Schepel ’85 has been the head coach of the volleyball program for the past seven seasons. During his tenure he has built an impressive 198-96 record and has developed one of the top teams in the conference. Each season he has led the Trolls to the conference post-season tournament, including a tournament championship title last season and runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2011. In addition the team won the regular season CCAC title in 2013 and shared the top honor in 2010.
In 2013 Schepel directed the team to the final site of the NAIA National Championship with a victory over Bellevue University (Nebraska) in the opening round. In 2010 the team made school history with the program’s first NAIA National Championship appearance.
In addition, Schepel led the team to the NCCAA National Championship for consecutive seasons from 2010-12. They reached the final four in 2010 and were the national runner-up in 2011. In 2011 the team also set a school record for most match victories in a season, finishing with a mark of 38-10.
Schepel has been named the NCCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and the CCAC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013 for his sport.
Prior to coming to Trinity, Schepel coached and taught for over 20 years at the high school level where he built an impressive resume. He spent six years as the head coach for the girls’ and boys’ volleyball programs at Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, Illinois. His girls’ teams posted a record of 172-53-2 in those years, including four regional and two sectional titles, plus a state tournament appearance in 2003. Prior to Illiana, Schepel coached at Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst, Illinois for 15 years, building an overall record of 289-173-10 and capturing four regional championships.
Schepel graduated from Trinity Christian College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Valparaiso University (IN).
Schepel is the Athletics Director at the College. He also serves as the NCCAA North Central Region chair and the region volleyball chair. He resides in Homewood, Illinois.
Gerard Weik joins the coaching staff this season. He has a wealth of coaching experience at the collegiate and club levels. For the past ten years he has been involved with the women’s and men’s volleyball programs at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. During his time with the Flyers their men’s team claimed a conference championship and Final Four appearance in 2012 and their women’s team earned regular season champion titles for six years and were tournament champions three times.
For the past eight years Weik has been involved as a coach and assistant director for Celtic Force Volleyball. He was also been a part of Chicago Volleyball Club for four years. In addition he served two years as the boys’ volleyball coach at Lockport High School.
Weik is the facility manager at Palos Courts. He and his wife Lindsay reside in Alsip, Illinois.