Houck Field House

 

Houck Field House is the home of the Southeast Missouri volleyball team.The 40,000-square foot building features a sports court as its playing surface. Houck Field House also has the ability to fit two regulation-size volleyball courts.Read More

Julie Yankus

Head Coach

 

The 2020 season marks the 10th season for Julie Yankus at the helm of the Southeast Missouri women’s volleyball program. Through nine seasons as the head coach of the Redhawks, Yankus has compiled an Ohio Valley Conference record of 77-70.

 

Yankus’ teams have competed at the OVC Championship Tournament in eight of nine seasons under her instruction. She has mentored 14 All-OVC Team selections, two OVC All-Newcomer Team selections, and five All-OVC Tournament Team honorees.

 

In 2019, Yankus led the Redhawks (23-11, 12-4 OVC) to their first OVC Tournament Championship since 2006 and sixth overall in school history. The team matched the 2000 Southeast Missouri team that totaled 23 wins (23-9, 16-0 OVC). As the second seed, the Redhawks overcame #7 Tennessee Tech (3-1), #3 Murray State (3-2) and #4 Morehead State (3-0) en route to the Championship.

 

Laney Malloy, Mikayla Kuhlmann and Claire Ochs were each named to the 2019 OVC All-Tournament Team. Ochs was selected as the tournament MVP. The trio are the first Redhawks awarded OVC All-Tournament Team honors since Colleen Yarber garnered the distinction in 2012.

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Loni Kreun

Assistant Coach

 

The 2020 season marks the second for Loni Kreun as an assistant coach on the Redhawks volleyball staff.

 

In 2019, Kreun helped lead Southeast (23-11, 12-4 OVC) to their first OVC Tournament Championship since 2006 and sixth overall in school history. The team matched the 2000 Southeast Missouri team that totaled 23 wins (23-9, 16-0 OVC). As the second seed, the Redhawks overcame #7 Tennessee Tech (3-1), #3 Murray State (3-2) and #4 Morehead State (3-0) en route to the Championship.

 

Laney Malloy, Mikayla Kuhlmann and Claire Ochs were each named to the 2019 OVC All-Tournament Team. Ochs was selected as the tournament MVP. The trio are the first Redhawks awarded OVC All-Tournament Team honors since Colleen Yarber garnered the distinction in 2012.

 

Kreun also coached four All-OVC players in 2019 in middle blocker Maggie Adams (First), outside hitter Laney Malloy (First), setter Claire Ochs (Second) and libero Tara Beilsmith (Second). Southeast last had four selections to the All-OVC Team in 1999 when Angie Aschoff, Krista Haukap, Amy Henken and Lea Beckenmeyer earned the nod.
 

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Matt Stolz

Assistant Coach

 

The 2020 season marks the first for Matt Stolz as an assistant coach on the Redhawks volleyball staff.

 

Stolz spent the 2019 season with Marquette in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a volunteer assistant. As a member of the Golden Eagles staff, he was responsible for developing social media content, assisting in player development, coordinating travel logistics, generating scouting reports and facilitating camp plans.

 

Marquette finished 2019 with a 28-6 overall record and a 16-2 mark in the Big East as they earned a berth in the NCAA Championship. Stolz helped coach BIG EAST Player of the Year and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American Honorable Mention Allie Barber as well as All-BIG East Team players Martha Konovodoff, Hope Werch and Hannah Vanden Berg.

 

Prior to Marquette, Stolz served as an assistant coach at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, for two seasons. While at Averett, Stolz earned his master’s degree in business administration. He also served as the head coach of the Pura Vida Volleyball Club during that time.

 

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