Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach
Steve Hendricks enters his ninth season at Notre Dame in 2002 as an assistant volleyball coach, adding valuable experience to the Irish program from his days as a player and a coach.
Hendricks is in his fourth season as the program?s first assistant, helping head coach Debbie Brown oversee all aspects of the program on a year-round basis.
[quote]Steve is an excellent coach in many areas,[quote] says Brown.
[quote]He is great in the gym by giving constructive feedback and being a good technical coach and he can work in practice with any position group.
[quote]Steve is very versatile, positive and has an excellent rapport with the players.
[quote]He has been a big part of our success over the past few years and has taken on greater responsibility each year that he has been with the program.[quote]
A native of Danvers, Ill., Hendricks is a 1990 graduate of Ball State, where he earned a bachelor[apos]s degree in business education. He went on to earn his master[apos]s in sports psychology from the University of Tennessee.
While at Ball State, from 1987 to 1990, Hendricks was an outside hitter and backrow specialist for the men[apos]s volleyball team which advanced to three NCAA Tournament semifinals, in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
Hendricks began coaching as a graduate assistant with the women[apos]s volleyball program at Tennessee. He then moved on to Eastern Michigan, where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach.
Hendricks[apos] also has served as head coach of the Notre Dame men[apos]s club volleyball team during his time with the Irish.
In addition to his college coaching experience, Hendricks has coached club volleyball with both the Asics Munciana and Washtenaw Area volleyball clubs. He also served two years as a coach at Burris High School in Muncie, Ind., and has been an instructor at various camps throughout the Midwest.
Hendricks has been active with Athletes In Action as a coach and instructor. In January of 1995, he was a camp instructor in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
During the summer of [apos]92, Hendricks was the player-coach for a team which toured El Salvador and Honduras, competing against national and junior national teams from both countries.
Born Dec. 17, 1967, Hendricks resides in South Bend.