Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Bill Schepel
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Bill Schepel ’85 has been the head coach of the volleyball program for 11 seasons. During his tenure he has built an impressive 317-151 record and has developed one of the top teams in the conference. Under his leadership the team has posted six seasons with 30+ victories and for the past eight seasons they have advanced to a post-season national tournament.  Last year the Trolls were the conference regular season champions, posted a 27-13 overall record and a 16-1 conference record, and participated in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.  

Each season Schepel has led the Trolls to the conference post-season tournament, including a tournament championship titles in 2015 and 2013 and runner-up finishes in 2017, 2011, and 2010. In addition the team won the regular season CCAC title in 2013 and shared the top honor in 2017, 2016, and 2010.  

Schepel has led the Trolls to the NAIA National Championship four times.  They played in the opening round in 2017 and 2015, advanced to the final site for the first time in 2013, and made school history with the program’s first NAIA National Championship appearance in 2010.

Schepel has also directed the team to six NCCAA National Championships, including national titles in 2016 and 2014, which was the program’s first national title. In addition to the being two-time champions, the team was national runner-up in 2011 and reached the final four in 2010.  

Schepel has been named the NCCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year six times and was the NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 2016 and in 2014. He has also earned CCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2017, 2013, and 2010.   

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).

In addition to his head coaching duties, Schepel is the director of volleyball operations for the men’s volleyball program. He previously served as the Athletics Director at the College for seven years.  He has also served as the NCCAA North Central Region Coordinator and region volleyball chair. He resides in Homewood, Illinois.

 

Assistant Coach

Gerard Weik
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Gerard Weik joined the women’s volleyball coaching staff in the 2014 season. In addition to helping the women’s program he is also an assistant coach for Trinity’s men’s team.  For the 2017 season he received CCAC and NAIA/AVCA Mideast Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors.

Weik has a wealth of coaching experience at the collegiate and club levels. For ten years he was 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 more than ten years Weik has been involved as a coach and assistant director for Celtic Force Volleyball. He was also 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.