Derrick Broekemier has been named Monmouth College volleyball head coach, effective immediately. Broekemier comes to Monmouth from North Central College where he was hired as an assistant coach earlier this year. He previously coached club volleyball in the Chicago area from 2019-23.
"Throughout the interview process, Derrick has shown a passion for the sport of volleyball, and leadership that will be valuable to the players in our program," said Monmouth Director of Athletics Roger Haynes. "His interest in recruiting and teaching the players in our program will build a solid foundation for volleyball at Monmouth College."
"From the moment I stepped on campus, Monmouth felt like home," said Broekemier, who is the 11th volleyball coach in Monmouth program history. "I need to thank Coach Haynes and the search committee for entrusting me to lead the Monmouth College volleyball program. I've also been incredibly fortunate to work with many great individuals (especially those at The Edge VBC) who have helped prepare me for this moment. As the head coach at Monmouth, I want to build a program that has a love for the game and a love of competition while also being the best people we can be both on and off the court."
Broekemier played club volleyball as a four-year starting outside at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources. He earned a master's degree in human resources management from Concordia University - Saint Paul.
At the Edge Volleyball Club in Des Plaines, Illinois, Broekemier coached 16- and 17-year-olds over the last five seasons. He led the 16-year-old team to a top-five finish in the Chicago Volleyball League in 2020 and that squad also won its division at the Milwaukee Winter Classic. In 2022, Broekemier was the head coach for the 17-year-old team that won its division at the Arizona Festival and finished in the top eight of the Chicago Volleyball League.
Before joining the Edge, Broekemier was an assistant coach for the Northern Impact (Minnesota) 17-year-old team in 2017. He also served as a student assistant and practice player for the Omaha Mavericks in 2015.
Broekemier is a native of Central City, Nebraska where he competed in cross country, basketball and track. He is a self-proclaimed volley nerd that stemmed from watching great high school volleyball and following the Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball program as a kid.
Broekemier succeeds Emily (Thebeau) Butler, who resigned in April to take a men's volleyball coaching job. Butler coached the Scots for three seasons with an overall record of 38-45 and a Midwest Conference mark of 12-14. She led the team to a MWC Tournament berth in 2021, its first in nine years, with a 5-4 conference record.
The Scots are currently scheduled to open the 2023 season on Sept. 1 at the Central/Grinnell Invite in Iowa. The home opener is scheduled for Sept. 19 against Blackburn. The entire schedule will be unveiled in July with the rest of Monmouth's fall athletics schedules.