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Zak Robben

Born: May 31st. 1992 St. Louis, MO
Profession: Clinical Research Coordinator at Washington University School of Medicine
Years Coaching: 8

Coaching Background:

Began by coaching an 11s team in 2011 

2012-2014: Head coach Developmental Program

2014: 2nd Assistant coach 16 Gold

2015-2018: NJIT assistant coach

2015-2016: Warren Sixpack Head Coach 18 Girls and Head Coach Boys 15 National

2016-2017: Warren Sixpack Head Coach Boys 17 National

2017-2018: Warren Sixpack Head Coach Boys 18 National

2018-2019: HPSTL Assistant Coach 14 Royal

Awards & Finishes:

2007: HPSTL, Gateway and Great Lakes Qualifier Champions

2007 and 2011: HPSTL, BJNC Open Division 9th place (14s/18s)

2008 and 2010: SLUH, Missouri State Champions

2010 and 2011: SLUH, 2nd team and 1st team Missouri All-State Teams

2014: NCAA, EIVA All-Academic Team

2017: Warren Sixpack, Boys East Coact Championships 17 Open Champions (clubs first qualifier championship)

Playing Background:

2005-2011: High Performance VBC (131, 141, 162, 171, 181, 181)

2011-2015: New Jersey Institute of Technology Men's Volleyball (NCAA D1)

2015: GEVA PVL (USAV Men's Nationals)

Other Interesting Things: Masters Degree in Biology (knows way too much about the biomechanics of Remora), works in Orthopaedic Surgery at WashU

Favorite Quote: "It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not point fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody!" Rocky Balboa