Trinity volleyball coach gets 200th career win
When Trinity Christian College defeated St. Ambrose University in a volleyball match on Saturday, it meant more than just another entry on the left side of the 2014 ledger.
The victory also represented a landmark for Trolls coach Bill Schepel as it was the 200th of his eight-year career at the school. He is just the second coach in program history to reach that total and currently ranks 18th in winning percentage among active NAIA volleyball coaches.
Through his first seven years as head coach Schepel’s teams posted a 198-96 record. Trinity has averaged more than 30 wins per season over the past four years, including a school-record 38 in 2011, the same year Schepel collected his 100th career triumph.
During his tenure the Trolls have claimed two regular-season Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships (2010 and 2013) and the 2013 conference tournament title, made two other appearances in the tourney championship match and earned five national tournament berths.
Trinity qualified for the NAIA National Championship in both 2010 and 2013 and was part of the National Christian College Athletic Association National Championship field on three occasions, including 2011 when the Trolls were runners-up.