Head Coach Steve Yarnell
Contact Information for Coach Yarnell
Office phone: 419-358-3223
Coach Steve Yarnell will be entering his second season as head coach of the Bluffton University volleyball program. He is also an instructor in the health, physical education and recreation department.In his first season with the Beavers, Yarnell led the team to an overall record of 12-18 and helped to build a solid foundation to reconstruct the tradition of past years. With a deep class of incoming freshmen and experienced setters, Yarnell and the Beavers look to make waves in a competitive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Yarnell graduated from the University of Findlay in 2003 with a bachelor's of science
degree in physical education. He also completed his master's degree from Findlay in
2005 in education with a technology emphasis.
He has been highly active in the local volleyball scene as he worked extensively with volleyball camps and local volleyball clubs. Yarnell, an Impact and CAP level 1 certified coach, is a member of USA Volleyball and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. He directs numerous camps and clinics at Bluffton University and at high school campuses throughout the state.
Yarnell and his wife, Kelly, reside in Bluffton with their dog, Scooby.
Assistant Coach Amy Prichard
Contact Information for Coach Prichard
Office phone: 419-358-3020
Amy Prichard enters her second season as the graduate assistant coach for the Bluffton University volleyball and softball teams. In 2005, Prichard helped the volleyball team to a 12-18 overall finish. The softball team finished with an overall record of 15-23, including a 7-7 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
Prichard is a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned her bachelor
of science degree in physical education with a minor in health. Prichard played outfield
from 2001-2004 for the Wolverines softball team. She helped lead her team to three
Big Ten conference titles and three NCAA College World Series appearances in 2001,
2002 and 2004. Prichard played volleyball, softball and basketball at Haslett High
School (Haslett, Mich.), where she earned eight varsity letters.