California Baptist University Director of Athletics Dr.
Micah Parker announced the hiring of Wes Schneider as the Lancers' new head
men's volleyball coach on April 11, 2012.
Schneider comes to CBU after serving as the head women's volleyball
coach at NCAA Division II member Lees-McRae for the past two years.
Prior to serving as the head coach for the Bobcats,
Schneider served as an assistant coach at LMC for a year, helping to lead the
program to three straight regular season and tournament titles in the
Conference of the Carolinas. Under Schneider's watch the Bobcats won 49 straight
league matches, a streak that dates back to 2009, with a 13th
overall conference championship coming this past season.
Schneider amassed a 52-17 overall record as the Bobcat's
head coach, going a perfect 36-0 in conference play during his tenure at LMC.
He was named the Conference of the Carolinas Coach of the Year this past season
and has coached a total of eight All-Conference players, one Conference Player
of the Year and one NCAA Division II All-American.
Schneider also worked with the men's volleyball program at
LMC, helping the Bobcats to a 16-10 record in 2011 and an 11-9 record in 2012.
Before heading to LMC, Schneider spent two seasons as the assistant coach
under Jon Stevenson in 2007-2008 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Prior to his
stint at Cal Poly, Schneider served as the men's and women's head coach at Hope
International. While at HIU, Schneider's men's team set the school's
single-season win record in 2006, posting a 15-7 mark and claiming the seventh
spot in the final AVCA rankings. Prior to his elevation to head coach at HIU,
Schneider served as the assistant coach for five seasons.
Schneider began his playing career at Golden West Junior College before
transferring to Loyola Marymount. While at Loyola, Schneider averaged 4.30
kills per game and tallied 205 digs in his first season with the Lions. During
his senior campaign at Loyola, Schneider average 3.70 kills per game while
totaling 196 digs.
Schneider received his bachelor's in psychology from Loyola Marymount in
1996 and in 2012 earned a master's in coaching from the United States Sports
He and his wife Nicole have two daughters, Mia and Allie, and a son Toby.