Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Bill Schepel
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Bill Schepel ’85 has been the head coach of the volleyball program for ten seasons. During his tenure he has built an impressive 290-138 record and has developed one of the top teams in the conference.  In the 2016 season he directed the team to the NCCAA National Championship where they claimed the national title. Overall the team finished the season with a 31-15 overall record for the sixth year under Schepel finished with 30+ season wins.

Each season he has led the Trolls to the conference post-season tournament, including a tournament championship title in 2015 and in 2013 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 2016 and 2010.  

Schepel has led the Trolls to the NAIA National Championship three times.  They played in the opening round in 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.

Along with the 2016 NCCAA National Championship title, Schepel directed the team to the program’s first national title in the 2014 season. Overall Schepel’s teams have been to the national tournament for five seasons.  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 five times and was the NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 2016 and in 2014. He has also earned CCAC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013.  

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 Coordinator and has been the region volleyball chair. He resides in Homewood, Illinois.


Assistant Coaches

Gerard Weik
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Gerard Weik joined the coaching staff in the 2014 season. He has a wealth of coaching experience at the collegiate and club levels. In addition to helping the women’s program he is also an assistant coach for Trinity’s men’s team.  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 the ten 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.