Ferris Volleyball Coach Pens Instructional Article

FSU Assistant Coach Theresa Beeckman
FSU Assistant Coach Theresa Beeckman

Theresa Beeckman, an assistant on the Ferris State University women's volleyball coaching staff, recently had her article entitled "Blocking from a Catcher's Point of View" published in the April 22nd edition of Volleyball Ace Power Tips, which is the official drill bulletin of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Beeckman, who will embark on her fifth season at Ferris State this 2009 fall season, presently assists in all phases of the Bulldog women's volleyball program. She not only has on-floor responsibilities, but also is involved in recruiting and administrative functions under head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm. She graduated from the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy in the summer of 2008.

Prior to Ferris State, Beeckman spent four years as the head women's volleyball coach at Delta College in University Center, Mich. A USA Volleyball Accreditation Program certification recipient, Beeckman directed Delta College to a 73-88 mark during her coaching tenure which included a school-record 27 victories in the 2004 season. Under her guidance, the Pioneers registered the best three-year stretch in the program's history from 2002-04.

Beeckman was the head volleyball coach at Saginaw (Mich.) Nouvel Catholic Central High School from 1995-2001 after spending one season as coaching the school's junior varsity team.

A native of Bridgeport, Mich., Beeckman played softball for four seasons at Saginaw Valley State University where she earned all-conference plaudits as a catcher in the 1997 and 1998 seasons. She was honored as the Cardinals' Most Improved Player for the 1996 campaign.