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Waubonsee Coach accepted into USA Volleyball Training Program

Kish to work with USA Volleyball's High Performance Program

Waubonsee Community College’s Women’s Volleyball head coach Steve Kish was recently accepted into USA Volleyball’s High Performance Coaching Program. The ultimate goal of the program is to identify and develop future USA Olympians, while bridging the gap between the USA National Teams and youth programs across the country. Kish will be trained in the U.S. National Team’s skill and system model, their training and competition programs, and be able to network with some of the top volleyball coaches nationwide.

The Aurora East High School graduate is just beginning his fifth season guiding Waubonsee’s volleyball program. Prior to his arrival Waubonsee volleyball had only four winning seasons in the previous 17 years. In just his second season Kish's 2013 team equaled the school record for wins in a season set in 1994, going 35-8 overall. The following year his squad captured the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) 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, as he was named the ISCC and Region IV District B Coach of the Year. Last fall the Yorkville resident’s team finished second in the ISCC and were the Region IV Runners-up as Kish became the fastest Waubonsee coach to 100 career wins. Heading into this season Waubonsee is ranked 13th nationally in the NJCAA’s Division II pre-season poll.