February 26, 2007
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Dominic Yoder has been named the head volleyball coach at Northern Michigan University according to NMU Athletic Director Ken Godfrey. “I am extremely happy to have a coach of Dominic’s status join our staff,” said Godfrey. “He will not only be a great leader of the volleyball program, but also a great asset to the community. Both he and his wife look forward to becoming a part of the community.”
Yoder spent last season (2006) at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. where he led the Aggies to a 25-4 record as well as the Lone Star Conference North Division Title. He was named the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year.
Yoder is no stranger to Michigan or the U.P. He is a native of the state and spent two seasons (2004-05) as an assistant coach at Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member school Michigan Tech. While at Tech he was responsible for on-court coaching, opponent scouting/film breakdown and the recruitment of student-athletes.
“I’m excited for a new challenge and am excited to be going back to my home state into an environment that is familiar,” said Yoder.
Yoder was the head girl’s volleyball coach at Battle Creek Central High School for four seasons (2000-04). He led his 2004 squad to a 54-13 overall record as well as conference and district championships. Yoder was named the Michigan High School Athletic Association Region 12 Coach of the Year in 2004. His first three squads at Battle Creek Central were 8-32, 29-25 and 34-19.
Yoder founded and spent two years (2002-04) as the director and head volleyball coach of the Team Deer Volleyball Club. He has also been an assistant volleyball coach at Albion College (2002), Ferris State University (2000) and Kalamazoo Valley Community College (1997). Yoder has served as a summer camp instructor at the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Northwood University, Ferris State and Western Michigan University.
He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University. Yoder received his bachelor’s in 1998 in mathematics. He then received his master’s in sports studies in 2000.
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