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MEET OUR BOYS DIRECTORS
Nic Cook has been coaching and playing volleyball for a combined 14 years. His journey started with eight years of club volleyball in the Chicagoland area as a native of St. Charles, IL. He went on to play Division 2 volleyball at Pfeiffer University just outside Charlotte, North Carolina.
After Pfeiffer University cut their men's volleyball program Nic moved home and began to coach. He worked his way into an assistant director position and has coached at various Chicagoland High Schools. In 2019 Nic moved on to start Future Volleyball in Carol Stream, IL.
Nic is a passionate coach who prides himself on pushing his athletes to be the best they can be on and off the court. He has coached multiple teams placing within the top 15 in the nation. Since then, Nic has worked with division 1 programs around the country and has a vast network of coaches he can introduce the athletes in the program to.
Eric Tripp has been coaching and playing volleyball for a combined 10 years. He started playing club volleyball in the Chicagoland area when he was fifteen years old. Eric is from Hanover Park, IL and attended Glenbard North High School where he graduated in 2017. He was a team captain and led the team as an outside hitter.
Eric has been working with Future Volleyball since the beginning of its existence. It all began as a Head Coach for the boys and then began coaching for the girls as well. In the past year he took on the role of master coach where he planned, organized, and led practices for a lot of the Future Volleyball teams.
Eric also works with Lake Park High School as the JV Head Coach where they've had phenomenal success.
Eric took over as the Boys Director in June of 2022 and has big goals for the future of this program!
Michelle is in her second year as the club director at Future, but she has been coaching for many years prior. She began her volleyball career when she was in High School and continued playing and coaching right after college. She has over 30 years of experience and we can't wait to have her in our gym.
For the past 13 years Michelle was with Kane County Juniors in Elburn, IL. She has also been the freshman girls coach at St. Charles North High School for the past 10 years. She currently resides in Campton Hills, IL with her husband Tom and their 3 dogs!
Michelle is an incredible teacher and motivator and she has had countless girls move on to play at the next level. Her compassion and ability to motivate makes her the perfect person to fill this role. She will be able to push her coaches and players to be the best they can be.
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