Coaches

Joe Schmitz

Coaching Position/Title: Head Boys Tennis Coach, Head Volleyball Coach


Years of Coaching Experience: 23
Career Record at Indee: Start in 2016 – Tennis, 117-100(6 years) – Volleyball
All-Time Career Record as a Head Coach in this sport: Tennis: NA,
Volleyball: 292-310-27 (6 years at Oelwein, 8 years at Union High School, 6 years at Independence)
Conference Titles, District Titles, State Championships, etc:
Tennis:
State Qualifiers at Oelwein Boys Tennis:
Singles: Adam Wolkenhauer-1998 (2nd place District/State Qualifier)
Doubles: Josh Nuss and Eric Larimer-1999 (4th Place finish at State) District Champions

Volleyball:
2013: Co-Champions of the WaMac (Western Division)
2013: Regional Champions/State Qualifiers
2013: WaMac (West) Coach of the Year
2013: Helped coach the IGCA Senior Volleyball Classic


College(s) Attended: UNI
Year of Graduation: 1983
Major(s)/Endorsements: Physical Education/BA Emphasis in Coaching


High School Attended: La Porte City High School
Year of Graduation: 1978
High School Athletic Accomplishments/Honors: Participated in Football, Basketball, Track and
Baseball for 4 years each in high school


Significant Achievements/Honors: All-Conference in Baseball in 1978, NICL Conference


Past Coaching Positions Held:
Tennis:
Oelwein Boys Head Tennis Coach: 1993-2001
Union High School Head Girls Tennis Coach: 2002-2015

Volleyball:
Oelwein High School: 1995-2000 (51-110-23) Union High School: 2002-2009 (124-100-4)
Other Information: Has taught Physical Education at St. John’s Catholic School from 1992-present. Grades K-8th Grades. Also has taught Physical Education at Sacred Heart School in Oelwein from 1992-present. Grades K-6. Will also begin my first year as a tennis coach for the Independence Boys Tennis team this coming Spring. Has Coordinated and help coach the Independence Youth AAU Volleyball program for area girls in grades 4-8 since 2010.


Email: jschmitz@independence.k12.ia.us