2013 Volleyball
Record: 27-14 Home: 14-2 Away: 8-5 Neutral: 5-7 Crossroads: 16-2
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Kevin Ulmer
Head Coach
2nd Season

Kevin Ulmer heads into his 2nd year leading Bethel volleyball with an overall record of 24-16

Ulmer earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Health at Northwestern College (Iowa) in 2006 and his master's degree in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky in 2011. While studying at UK, Ulmer spent two years completing his thesis study on swing blocking. Ulmer's study was noticed by the director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and published in their monthly Coaching Volleyball 2.0 online magazine.

Ulmer, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, then served as the strength coach for the Georgetown College (Ky.) volleyball team in 2011 before being hired to take over the Pilots Volleyball program. Additionally, Ulmer was the head coach for USA Junior Olympic Volleyball from 2006 to 2009 after serving as the head high school and middle school volleyball coach at Chattanooga (Tenn.) Christian School from 2006 to 2009, leading the team to the district championship and regional tournament for the first time in six seasons.

Ulmer’s Pilot Profile:

  • NCCAA National Tournament Qualifiers in 2012
  • NAIA Scholar Team in 2012
  • Conference Tournament Runners-up in 2012

Player Accolades under Coach Ulmer

  • 1 NCCAA All-American
  • 4 NAIA Scholar-Athletes
  • 4 NCCAA Scholar-Athletes
  • 3 All-Conference Selections
  • 2 Conference Players of the Week

Kevin and his wife, Kate, live in Mishawaka with their daughters, Autumn and Hailey.

Coach Ulmer’s article: November 2011 edition of Coaching Volleyball 2.0.

2013 Volleyball Roster
Roster for 2013 Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Katie KurthSRDS5-4Osceola, Ind.Penn
2Heather GatesJRDS5-8Rockford, Mich.Rockford
3Amanda TroyerSRDS5-6Mishawaka, Ind.Elkhart Memorial
4Lynsie GirouxFROH5-10Hartland, MichHartland
5Mallory GilkeySRRH/MB6-1Sandwich, Ill.Aurora Christian
6Amanda BrinkmanFRMB6-0LaPorte, Ind.LaPorte
7Jana YoderFRMB5-10Nappanee, Ind.NorthWood
8Christina WelchJROPP5-10Stevensville, Mich.Lakeshore
9Alicia CarltonSROH5-10New Carlisle, Ind.New Prairie
10Hanna StumpFROH5-10Nappanee, Ind.NorthWood
11Zoe LaCroixFRDS5-6Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West
12Morgan FoxSRS5-7Lafayette, Ind.Faith Baptist
13Aubrey HusakJRMB6-1Mount Vernon, IowaMount Vernon
15Zoe WolfenbargerFRS5-8Las Vegas, Nev.Foothill
Kevin Ulmer - Head Coach - 2nd season
Kate Ulmer - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Chris Knafel - Assistant Coach - 1st season