VSN (admin) Published Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – 2:30 p.m.
HILLSBORO, Kan. –After two seasons as the head volleyball coach at Tabor, Mike MacNeill has stepped down with plans to return to his hometown of Clovis, Calif.
“On behalf of the Athletic Department, I would like to thank Coach MacNeill for his leadership over the past 2 1/2 years as Head Coach of Volleyball,” said sporting director Martin Ziesemer. “He served Tabor well and pushed for excellence on and off the pitch. I wish him all the best in his transition to California.”
Joining Tabor after a 3-year stint in which the Lady Jays finished under .500 every season, MacNeill turned the tide and his team finished with a 43-21 overall record in his two seasons. MacNeill also helped his team finish third in the KCAC in its first season, and followed that up with a second-place finish last season.
Although he is leaving, MacNeill is grateful for his time in Tabor and the relationships he was able to develop.
MacNeill had this to say about his time as Bluejay:
“I am so grateful to the members of the Tabor community who accepted us and made Hillsboro feel like home. Thanks to Jules Glanzer, Rusty Allen and Marty Ziesemer for hiring me to coach volleyball despite the state the program was in when I accepted it. Thank you to President David Janzen for his current leadership and the vision he has for Tabor.
I’m especially grateful for every member of the team over these seasons and for their ability to dream big with Holly and me. This is a special group of young women and I am thrilled to see how the Lord will continue to work in and through them. as they continue here in Tabor. It was a pleasure to work with Alexia Souza and Yumi Garcia. Thank you for committing to the vision of this program and the ability to connect in a different and meaningful way in the lives of these students. I want to thank David Ediger and Jason Schroeder, for making the game day experience unique within the KCAC. Thank you to our athletic coaches, Kate and Troy, for keeping our athletes on the court and able to compete, and to the other support staff who helped the volleyball team fight for a title. conference for the past two seasons.
Last but not least, I would like to thank my wife, Holly, for all she does and her shared passion and commitment to our team, and doing our very best for the people we have the opportunity to serve. . It is such a blessing to coach and serve with you on a daily basis. Tabor is a special place where the Lord works, our family will miss many facets of the Hillsboro community and those with whom we must work daily.”
Tabor College Women’s Volleyball Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Staff