In his seventh year as head coach, Jon Hegerle saw his team continue to achieve at an elite level in an effort to establish themselves as a National Championship caliber team. The Jimmies ended the season as the NSAA North Regular Season Champion and NSAA Tournament Runner-up. These achievements came on the heels of another significant year. For the team’s accomplishments, the team earned five NSAA All-Conference awards, NSAA Assistant Coach of the Year, three All-Region awards, three NAIA All-American selections, two Daktronics Scholar Athletes, one COSIDA All-Region Team selection, and sixteen NSAA Scholar Athletes.
In Coach Hegerle’s seven years at the helm of the Jimmie Volleyball program, the team has compiled an impressive 184-83 (.690) record. Stressing faith, servant leadership, fundamentals, and a team-first attitude, his teams have earned 5 Conference Championships, 3 NAIA National Tournament Participants, and produced 35 All-Conference selections, 4 Conference Player of the Year Selections, 2 Conference Senior of the Year Selections, 1 Conference Setter of the Year Selection, 15 AVCA All-NW Region selections, 1 AVCA NW Region Player of the Year, 7 AVCA Honorable Mention All-Americans, 2 AVCA 3rd Team All-Americans, 2 AVCA 2nd Team All-Americans, 1 COSIDA 1st Team All-American and 19 NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes.
Coach Hegerle came to University of Jamestown from Marshall, Minn., where, since 2003, he was top assistant volleyball coach and a social studies teacher at Marshall High School. Marshall posted a volleyball record of 166-31 and reached the state tournament each year during Hegerle’s six years on the coaching staff, including runner-up in 2005 and 2008 and state champion in 2004 and 2007. He was named Section 3AA and State Class AA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
A 25-year member of the Midwest Volleyball Instructors staff, Hegerle has directed and coached camps across the upper Midwest. He has also coached at Apple Valley, Lakeville North and Eastview High Schools, all in Minnesota. Before coaching, he was a professional beach volleyball player for three seasons. Coach Hegerle began his career as a player and coach for the St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) men’s team.
He holds a degree in sociology from St. Olaf and a degree in education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Hegerle also is the director of the Jamestown Juniors program as well as director of the University of Jamestown summer camps which are recognized as leaders in player and skill development in the area. Jon’s wife Sara is the Jamestown HS head volleyball coach and they have 3 daughters Josie (20), Grace (13) and Edie (10).
Kelsey Titus, a native of St. James, MN has completed her 6th season as assistant coach for the Jimmie volleyball team. During her time at UJ she has been named AVCA Region Assistant Coach of the year two times, while being the conference (AII and NSAA) Assistant Coach of the year a total of three times.
Titus is responsible for assisting in all areas of the game, camps, recruiting and she is also the Associate Athletic Director at the University. Coach Titus holds a degree in E-Business Education (2009) and a graduate degree in Education, Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Health, Physical Education and Coaching (2011), both from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD
Coach Titus has many years of experience both coaching and playing. While in high school, she played Junior Olympic club volleyball for both Northern Lights and Southwest Minnesota Juniors. During her five years of competition at Northern State University (medical redshirt due to torn ACL) she tallied over 1,000 kills. Titus (Aden) was a three time captain for the Wolves under head coach Lisa Schriver and assisted coach Schriver in running youth volleyball clinics at the local YMCA.
Casey Quiggle, aka “Quiggs,” comes to Jamestown from San Clemente, Calif. His coaching career began in 2004 and he has been fortunate to coach both high school and club volleyball prior to making the move to Jamestown.
During his seven years at Aliso Niguel High School, Quiggle helped guide the girls' program to three straight Seaview League championships and one CIF regional championship. He also helped guide the boys' program to an undefeated Seaview League championship and back-to-back CIF playoff berths.
Quiggle holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science (1999) from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and MBA (2006) from University of Phoenix. Most recently, Coach Quiggs finished his MCAA (Coaching and Athletic Admin.) at Concordia University, Irvine, Calif. Entering his 14th year coaching, he is looking forward to assisting with the Jimmies and has already had a great introduction to Jamestown, having coached the Jimmie summer camps in June.
Coach Quiggs has over 35 years involvement in competitive athletics combined with his playing and coaching experience. While in high school, he played both soccer and baseball. In college Quiggs added football to the mix and was fortunate to play three sports at the collegiate level.
Originally from Kannapolis, N.C., Savannah Cox joins the Jimmies in 2017 as a Graduate Assistant Coach.
Cox graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's in Psychology from Brevard College (NC), where she appeared as a middle blocker in all 137 matches of her collegiate volleyball career. Cox holds Brevard College's all-time block assist record, as well as two school records in track & field.
Cox helped coach two club teams in the Transylvania County area in addition to several summer camps.
She is working towards her Master's Degree in Leadership at UJ.