Coach Mark Oberst
GLASS CITY VOLLEYBALL COACH FOR TEAM: 15 ELITE
MARK OBERST has been part of volleyball for the past 37 years. He played collegiate volleyball at Bowling Green State University where he was captain his senior year and helped lead his team to the MIVA Championship. Following College, Mark continued to play competitive volleyball which led him to coaching women's volleyball.
Mark has been actively involved in High School Volleyball where he helped coach Findlay HS and McComb HS to three State Final Four appearances. In addition, Mark had previously coached as a National coach at Black Swamp for 9 years where he was successful in qualifying his National teams every year for the USVC Nationals, winning the USA National Championship in 2011, The Show Me title in the Open Division, the Nike Mid-East Qualfier twice, the OVR Presidents Cup 3 times and numerous OVR Gold Championships.
Mark has been coaching with Glass City the past two season with the 17-1 team where his teams have been very successful with a second place finish at the MEQ Qualifer in 2016 along with 3 other OVR Golds and a winning record at the AAU Championship and his 2017 team won the Indian President's Cup.
Here is Mark's philosophy of coaching – “I believe in hard work as a leader, teacher and coach, and if done correctly the players will follow. I believe in teaching solid volleyball techniques so the players can Play Right, Play Hard and Have Fun!!!! I incorporate many of these skill set techniques into my practices that simulate volleyball situations along with intense reps and conditioning. My goal is not to necessarily develop specific positions on the floor for each player, but to teach and develop each girl to be exceptional volleyball players and great teammates!!! Just as important as teaching volleyball, I also believe it is crucial to develop these young ladies into great people and teach them good sportsmanship on and off the floor. We, as coaches, are role models and need to lead by example at every practice and every tournament”.