Tabor College athletic director Martin Ziesemer has announced that Mike MacNeill has accepted the position of head volleyball coach for the Bluejays.
MacNeill is a graduate of California Baptist University and has a master’s degree in Education. MacNeill was a standout player on the CBU men’s volleyball team, and led CBU to two NAIA Championships.
Most recently, MacNeill was the volleyball coach at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, for three years. He led the team to a conference championship and the NAIA National Tournament.
MacNeill said he was initially attracted to coach at Tabor because of its Christ-centered athletic and academic environment.
He added: “I accepted this position at Tabor College because of our shared vision to build a championship-caliber program with an emphasis on character development in a Christ-centered environment, and a clear purpose to enhance the overall educational experience of the student-athletes while providing a strong desire to do what is necessary to win.
“Integrating faith into the volleyball program will come in many forms,” MacNeill said. “We will make a habit of praying before or after practice sessions, team devotionals on a consistent basis and providing opportunities for our student-athletes to share their personal testimony.”
Ziesemer said, “We are pleased to have Mike join our coaching staff as the volleyball coach. He brings leadership, spiritual leadership, knowledge of the game and experience in leading a winning program. We are confident in his ability to provide a great volleyball experience for the BlueJays!”
The MacNeill family, Mike, wife Holly and their two children plan to move to Hillsboro after the first of the year.