Schneider Promoted to Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Jun 23, 2010
BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Wes Schneider, who spent the past season as
assistant coach to both the men's and women's programs at
Lees-McRae College, has been named head women's coach and will take
the reigns of the Lady Bobcats effective immediately.
"We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to promote Wes to
be our new head women's volleyball coach," Athletic Director Craig
In 2009-2010, Schneider was a key part in the Lady Bobcats run
as the Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament
champions. On the men's side, Schneider's role led the Bobcats to
a second place finish in the Conference Carolinas Inaugural Season
"Wes' character, firm beliefs in the growth of Lees-McRae and
his attention to the development of the young women on our
volleyball team puts us in a great position to continue the storied
tradition of volleyball here in Banner Elk," McPhail said. "I am
looking forward to seeing Wes step forward with this new
responsibility and take our program to even higher heights."
Prior to Lees-McRae, Schneider spent two seasons under Jon
Stevenson in 2007-2008 at Cal Poly. Before his stint at Cal Poly
Schneider was the men's and women's head coach at Hope
International University (NAIA). While at Hope International, his
men's team set the school record for wins by going 15-7 and
reaching a No. 7 in the final AVCA rankings in 2006. Prior to
being the school's head coach, Schneider spent five seasons as the
Schneider started at Golden West Junior College as a player
before transferring to Loyola Marymount. While at Loyola, he
averaged 4.30 kills per game and had 205 digs in his first season.
In his senior year he averaged 3.70 kills per game and had 196
Schneider resides in Banner Elk with his Wife, Nicole, and two
daughters Mia and Allie.