Bob Heersema
Bob Heersema Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 24th Season
Alma Mater: University of Illinois-Chicago

Heersema is entering his 24th season as head coach of the Saint Xavier University women's volleyball program.  His teams have posted a 463-467 record under his guidance.  In 2007, Cougars finished 31-14 overall and qualified for the championship match of the NAIA Region VII Volleyball Tournament.

In 1989, 1998 and 2000, Heersema was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Coach of the Year.  In 1989 and 1998, he was the NAIA District 20 Coach of the Year, and, in 2000, the NAIA Region VII Coach of the Year.  Heersema has coached two NAIA All-Americans and led his squads to three conference championships (1997, 1998, and 2000) and one national tournament appearance (2000).

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

Heersema is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago (1986) with a degree in physical education.  He was a setter/middle blocker for three seasons on the club team at UIC and currently plays USVA Men's AA Open, which he has been for the past 19 years.  He currently resides in Tinley Park, Ill.

Roster for 2010 Women's Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Erin SeboJRL/DS5-5Downers Grove, Ill.St. Scholastica/Downers Grove North
3Kayla MullaneySOOH6-0Elmhurst, Ill.York Community
4Kim ScudderJRMB6-0Elmhurst, Ill.York Community
5Jenna WartenbergJRDS5-10Lockport, Ill.Lockport Township
7Jaclyn MajorJRS5-8Lockport, Ill.Lockport Township
9Christine BoweSOL/DS5-7Downers Grove, Ill.Downers Grove South
10Danielle MalloySRRS/MB6-0Tinley Park, Ill.Tinley Park
11Morgan WestSOOH5-9Elkhart, Ind.Elkhart Central
13Ashley AugustJRS5-10LaGrange Park, Ill.Lyons Township
14Colleen O'HaraSOMB6-0Lemont, Ill.University of Iowa/Lemont
16Kelly KnudsenSOOH/MB6-0Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
Bob Heersema Image
Head Coach
24th season
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Assistant Coach
18th season
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Assistant Coach
13th season