Volleyball Coaching Staff

Kish became fastest Waubonsee coach to ever reach 100 wins

Kish became fastest Waubonsee coach to ever reach 100 wins

Steve Kish, Head Coach

Steve Kish begins his sixth season guiding Waubonsee’s volleyball program. Through his knowledge, commitment and passion for the game he has turned around the program and built Waubonsee into a perennial contender. Prior to his arrival, Waubonsee volleyball had only four winning seasons in the last 17 years. In just his second season Kish's 2013 team equaled the school record for wins in a season going 35-8 overall, with all their losses coming to four nationally-ranked programs. The following year his squad captured the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference title for the first time ever, going undefeated (10-0) along the way. Waubonsee went on to grab the Region IV Division II District B title for the first time and earn a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. Kish’s crew placed 14th nationally, finishing 35-16 overall to tie the school record for wins in a season initially set in 1994. Kish was accordingly named the ISCC and Region IV District B Coach of the Year. The last two seasons his teams have finished second in the ISCC and have been Region IV Runners-up as Kish became the fastest Waubonsee coach to 100 career wins. 

Kish graduated from Aurora (IL.) East High School in 1992 and attended Waubonsee for two years. Later on he coached and developed the youth volleyball program for the Fox Valley Park District. He has also played competitively over the years at Sports Performance – Great Lakes Volleyball Center in Aurora. Kish has also played in EVP affiliated tournaments at Chicago’s North Beach and Montrose Harbor, at Bowling Green Sports Center in West Chicago, and other locations throughout the area. Well known throughout the local club volleyball landscape, Kish has coached at both the youth and high school level, and currently coaches at Cyclones Volleyball Club in Aurora. In addition, last year he was accepted into USA Volleyball’s High Performance Coaching Program.

Away from the court, he has worked in the audio and video industry for 16 years, and is currently a Senior Associate for Mead and Hunt in Madison, Wisconsin. Kish holds a certification in USAV’s Impact course, as well as a USAV CAP I and CAP II certification. He currently lives in Yorkville and has three children, Erica, Austin and Bailey, who is currently a member of the Chiefs’ men’s soccer team.

Bob Jones, Assistant Coach


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