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Coach Ryan Campbell enters his fifth season as head coach and eighth season coaching at Cornerstone. Last season, Ryan led the team to an 24-10 overall record and a 21st NAIA National Ranking. In 2009, Campbell was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) "Champions of Character" coach and organized the Cornerstone volleyball attendance record. Also in 2009, Campbell received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) "Thirty Under 30 Award," a national honor given to thirty up-and-coming volleyball coaches.
In the off season, Campbell coaches club volleyball in Grand Rapids. He also has been hired as a camp coach for Ohio State University, the University of Hawaii, Penn State University, the University of Michigan, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and Bowling Green State University.
Campbell is a Cornerstone alumnus. He majored in physical education with a minor in both health education and coaching. He is currently working towards a masters in Business Management. Campbell is originally from Illinois where he played high school and club volleyball. He now resides in Rockford, Mich.
Karissa Rillema begins her first season as an assistant coach for the volleyball program. Rillema is a West Michigan native. She came to Cornerstone after graduating from Hudsonville Unity Christian and furthering her eduction and volleyball career at Bethel College. Alongside coaching, Rillema currently is working as an RN on an adult medical surgical floor for Spectrum Health in downtown Grand Rapids.
During her time at Bethel, Rillema played middle and right side for the Pilots. Karissa graduated in May of 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Nusing and a minor in Spanish. She enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, speaking Spanish and hanging out with friends and family. "I am excited for the opportunity to be involved in volleyball at the college level once again. This is a very talented team and I am looking forward to what the season will bring."
David Vander Meer enters his fourth season as assistant coach for Cornerstone University volleyball. David is the president and coach of Carpe Diem Volleyball Club. He has been coaching volleyball for over 18 years. In 2007, he led the Tri-Unity Christian varsity team to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state finals. David has his CAP (Coaching Accreditation Program) Level 1 and is a USAV certified beach coach.
On top of coaching, David is a prominent volleyball official. He currently officiates the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) professional beach tour along with the Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC) and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). David is also a national official with USA Volleyball and the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials.
David is married to Michelle and has five children David Ryan, Megan, Sydney, Jennifer, and Nathanael. Dave and his family reside in Grand Rapids and are members of La Grave Ave. Christian Reformed Church.
Hannah Duits is entering her fifth season working with the Cornerstone volleyball team. Her main duties will be helping during practices, video and keeping stats. She is a 2009 graduate of Lakewood High School. During her time at Lakewood, Hannah was involved in several sports including volleyball, basketball, golf, and track where she was a team captain. She was also Vice President of student government all four years and President of varsity club as well as a member of science club and the Business Professionals of America.
Duits is currently majoring in Media and Sports Marketing. One of Hannah's passions is photography and she plans to eventually get a job as a sports photographer and incorporate sports advertising. Recently, one of her volleyball photos was a finalist in a photography contest earning publication in the book entitled Sharing The Spotlight: The International Library Of Photography. Along with photography, Hannah also loves spending time working at Grace Adventures, playing/watching sports, being outdoors, camping, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being a part of about any competition. She enjoyed attending Cornerstone her freshmen year because of the friends she has made, campus activities, classes, professors, and the overall Christian atmosphere of the campus. Her favorite bible verse is Ephesians 5:15-17