Robert Heersema
Robert Heersema Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 5th Season
Alma Mater: University of Illinois-Chicago
773-298-3105

Heersema is entering his 26th season at Saint Xavier University and fourth season as head coach of the young SXU men's volleyball program.  He has a ton of experience both as a player and coach at a variety of levels, including coaching at both the high school and collegiate level and playing adult U.S.A. volleyball at the AA level.

In 1989, 1998, 2000 and 2011, Heersema was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year.  In 1989 and 1998, he was the NAIA District 20 Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year, and, in 2000, the NAIA Women's Volleyball Region VII Coach of the Year.  Heersema has coached three NAIA All-Americans and led his women's volleyball squads to four conference championships (1997, 1998, 2000 and 2011) and two national tournament appearances (2000 and 2010).

Prior to joining the SXU athletics staff, Heersema served as an assistant women's volleyball coach at South Suburban College (Ill.) from 1984-85 and was head girl's volleyball coach at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind. for the 1986 and 1987 seasons.

Heersema is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago ('86) with a degree in physical education.  He was a setter/middle blocker for three seasons on the club team at UIC and currently plays USA Volleyball Age Group, which he's been doing for the past 20 years.  He currently resides in Tinley Park, Ill.

 
 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Dan NelsonSRDS/L5-9 Alsip, Ill.Shepard
4Dan O'KeefeFROH6-2 Evergreen Park, Ill.Loyola (La.)/St. Rita
5Justin CousinSROH/RS6-3 Oak Park, Ill.Oak Park-River Forest
6Craig RosnerFRRS6-2 Chicago, Ill.Marist
7Moises LopezFRS6-1 Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
8Sam KullSOMB6-5 Darien, Ill.Downers Grove South
9Anthony HuangFROH6-1 Chicago, Ill.Lincoln Park
10Sean BarryFROH6-3 Wilmette, Ill.Loyola Academy
11Benjamin TruongSORS/DS5-10 North Aurora, Ill.West Aurora
14Matthew Mead*FROH6-3 Palos Park, Ill.Marist
15Jacob SiskaSRRS/S6-6 Hometown, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
20Noel BragagnoloFRMB6-7 Chicago, Ill.Saint Patrick
22J.T. O'ConnellSRMB6-5 Evergreen Park, Ill.Brother Rice
34Nick PiccirilloSRRS6-4 Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Rita
* Redshirt
Coaches
Robert Heersema Image
Head Coach
5th season
 
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Assistant Coach
5th season