Eastern Illinois University graduate Julie Schultz is now in her 6th season as head coach of the Reavis Rams, her 8th overall season of coaching at the high school level. Schultz's program was honored by officials in 2002 with the Sportsmanship Award. She was named Female Coach of the Year in 2003 and the program won the Regional that same year. In her five years at Reavis, Schultz has produced several all-conference players and all-tournament team selections. Currently, five alumni are playing at the college level.
In the classroom, Julie teaches Freshman Health and Physical Education and is the Physical Education Leader Coordinator for the Spring of 2004. She has a masters degree in Sport Administration and is currently pursuing a second masters in Educational Administration. Her aspirations for her teams are always to raise the standard of excellence, practice intensely and efficiently, and to respect each other and oneself.
Illinois State graduate Jackie Utz enters her 2nd year coaching at the high school level. A graduate of Queen of Peace High School, Jackie was part of the 1994 4th Place State Team. Jackie excelled at the collegiate level starting at UIC and finishing her career at ISU. She was named Mideast Conference Player of the week and holds the record at UIC for most kills and digs in one match. Jackie is currently attending St. Xavier University were she is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She has coached during the club season and is the Rams Sophomore Coach. Her goal is to develop competitive athletes who are committed to mastering fundamental skills. She believes in a strong work ethic and encourages a positive attitude as the key to success.
St. Francis graduate Kirsten Nyhus enters her 5th year coaching at the high school level. Kirsten has coached both the sophomore and freshman levels, and this year holds the freshman A & B coaching position. Kirsten was a college basketball player and achieved a degree in Biology and a Masters in Sports Administration from ISU. She is also Reavis' head girls basketball coach. Kirsten's goal is to increase participation, develop skills, and have fun!