Stephanie and Aaron Zischke
Stephanie is our Varsity and Junior Varsity Head Coach. She has been playing volleyball since middle school and played competitive high school club ball. She was the Setter at Olivet Nazarene University for four years. Stephanie has coached high school varsity volleyball for six years. Stephanie graduated from Olivet with a BS in secondary mathematics education and taught high school for 6 years. Aaron Zischke, her husband of 11 years, will be assisting her as varsity coach. He has coached at the varsity level for three years. They have three boys – Landon, Jase, and Avery – and attend LifePoint Church.
Banner is our Defensive Specialist skills coach and assists at all levels of play. Banner played four years as Libero at Indiana Wesleyan University earning numerous awards.
- 2016 Conference Defensive player of the week 4 times
- 2016 NAIA All Conference 1st Team
- 2016 NAIA Regional 1st Team
- 2016 NCCAA 2nd Team All American
- 2016 NAIA Scholar Athlete
- 2017 Conference Defensive Player of the Week
- 2017 NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week
- 2017 NAIA All Conference 1st Team
- 2017 NAIA Regional 1st Team
- 2017 NCCAA 1st Team All American
- 2017 NAIA Scholar Athlete
Victoria is our Assistant JV Coach. Vickie played competitive volleyball all four years of high school, and she absolutely loved it! She was mainly an outside hitter and setter, but she enjoys playing any position. Vickie was honored to receive the Christian character award during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. She was also the speaking captain her senior year. Vickie enjoys helping new players become comfortable with volleyball and is excited to be a part of the Circle City Cougars.
Elsi is our Junior High Head Coach. Elsi is from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has played volleyball from 6th through 11th grade. She played on a travel club team for 2 years and at Concordia Lutheran High School her freshman through junior year. She specialized as a setter and libero. Elsi has been a member at Lifepoint Church since 2012 and is a small group leader in their Student Ministry for 6th grade girls. She graduated from IU in 2012 and now works full time as a federal probation officer. Her father is from Ecuador and she is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys running and working out, spending time with her family, and relaxing with her cat, Abigail.
Hannah is our Elementary Head Coach. She is pursuing a degree in Paralegal Studies through Liberty University Online. Hannah regularly plays competitive and recreational volleyball. She faithfully serves in various children’s ministries at LifePoint Church, and she is excited to coach our elementary team!