Jeanne Hess

The 2014 season marked coach Jeanne Hess’ 31th season with the Kalamazoo College Volleyball…for Kalamazoo College head coach Jeanne Hess. Kalamazoo has finished third or higher in the MIAA ten times. She ranks in the top 30 all-time among NCAA Division III coaches, earning her 1000th career victory on October 23, 2014 in a match at Kalamazoo College.

Hess received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1980, where she played varsity volleyball for four seasons (1976-79).  She earned a master’s degree in exercise science from Western Michigan University in 1985.In addition to coaching volleyball, Hess serves as professor in and chair of the Department of Physical Education at Kalamazoo College and as associate chaplain from 2001-2008. She has led her team on trips to China (2009) and Costa Rica (2012).

Hess and her husband, Jim, reside in Kalamazoo. They have two sons, Andrew and Kevan. Andrew played baseball and earned his B.A. at the University of Michigan and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2007. Kevan played baseball at Western Michigan University and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2009.

Sportuality: Finding Joy in the Games is Jeanne Hess’ first book, and was released in January 2012.

What Jeanne Believes

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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me