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 is in her sixth season at the helm of the Southeast Missouri State womens volleyball program. Through five seasons as the head coach of the Redhawks, Yankus has compiled an overall record of 73-88 and an Ohio Valley Conference record of 45-39.
Yankus teams have competed at the OVC Championship Tournament all five seasons under her instruction. Yankus has mentored six All-OVC Team selections, two OVC All-Newcomer Team selections, and two All-OVC Tournament Team honorees.
In 2012, her second season at the helm of the Redhawks, Yankus guided the Redhawks to an OVC West Division crown. The Redhawks finished 21-13 overall with a 12-4 record in conference play. 2012s record was the best record by Southeast since the 2007 season. Southeast Missouri was picked third in the preseason poll and finished the season first in the West Division and qualified for the OVC Tournament.
Bob Crank enters his first season as an assistant coach with Southeast Missouri volleyball. Crank will coach the middle hitters and setters.
Crank came to Southeast after serving as the head coach for four seasons at Quincy University, in Quincy, Illinois. In his inaugural season at Quincy, the Hawks went 9-21. He then successfully turned the program around to finish the 2016 campaign with a record of 16-15, the program’s best performance in nine years, and qualified for the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship Tournament for only the 6th time program history. During his tenure at Quincy, he surpassed 115 career wins, mentored two players to All-GLVC Team honors, and for the first time in program history had a player earn Defensive Player of the Week accolades. While under Crank’s direction, five players now hold ten different Top-5 statistical records for the volleyball program. He has also coached three middle blockers to national rankings as Top-50 statistical performers in blocking and hitting percentage. Crank also demonstrated a great ability to revitalize recruiting, as he recruited players from eight different states to play for the Hawks.
Prior to Quincy, Crank spent two seasons as the assistant coach at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he primarily coached the setters and middles. He also performed in-game opponent scouting and coordinated blocking schemes and adjustments. While helping with the Tritons, four players were awarded All-GLVC honors, and the program qualified for the GLVC Championship Tournament both seasons.
Southeast Missouri hired Carly Thomas as an assistant volleyball coach Tuesday.
Thomas joins the Redhawks after spending a year at Missouri State. She will coach the setters and be responsible for travel, film exchange, home match management and academic development among other duties.
“I am thrilled to add Carly to our staff. I believe her experience as a player and a coach will greatly contribute to our program,” said head coach Julie Yankus. “I know she will make an immediate impact with our team once she enters the gym.”