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John Marble

John Marble

Head Volleyball Coach, Sports Information Director
Ext: 263
Phone: 316-284-5263
Education:
  • BS Civil Engineering Idaho 1997
  • MA - Coaching and Athletic Administration Concordia - Irvine 2012
About John:

John enters his second year as head coach at Bethel College. He was hired in spring of 2013 to replace outgoing coach Chad Schilling. John brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience to the gym at all levels. He has coached Elementary, Junior High, High School, Club, and College aged Men and Women.

John played High School volleyball in British Columbia and then attended the University of Idaho. While at the University of Idaho he was an Undergraduate Student Assistant Coach for four years and helped guide the Vandals to their first ever Big Sky Conference Championships and NCAA appearance. Following his tenure at Idaho, John began coaching Club and High School volleyball in Moscow, Idaho, and then later in Bozeman, Montana he coached Junior High and High School teams and an elite U-18 Club team. In 2008, John was hired to start the volleyball program at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana. During his five years there, his teams consistently improved and his student-athletes earned multiple All-conference, All-region, and Player of the Week honors.

John is focused on the success of each student in the classroom, life and gym. His teams have consistently earned American Volleyball Coaches Association team Academic Awards, including the 2013 Bethel Volleyball team. The 2013 team was also recognized with the Bethel Threshpy award as Team Champion of Character. In addition, the 2013 team had multiple KCAC Academic Scholars and Katie Regier was recognized as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.

John spent five years as Program Director for Engineering Technology at Dawson Community College teaching courses in engineering, math, physics, and project management.

He has more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. John is a skilled and accomplished builder that has worked in all phases of residential, commercial, and industrial construction.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho and Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in Irvine, California. He is married to Kristen Marble and they have 10 children, seven whom are adopted from Haiti, Ukraine, and Tajikistan.