Keith Schunzel begins his second season as an assistant coach for the Hoosiers. He served as an assistant at Valparaiso University during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
In his first year at Indiana, Schunzel steered the development of true freshman Mary Chaudoin and converted setter Hayley Koetter. That tandem was responsible for the bulk of IU's 1,506 assists in `08, the second highest total in the past five years.
Schunzel also oversaw Chaudoin's improvement in blocking as the season progressed. Chaudoin finished the year with 95 total blocks, second most on the team.
With collegiate coaching stints at Purdue and Valparaiso in addition to his playing days at Ball State, Schunzel has an acute understanding of the volleyball landscape in the state of Indiana.
Schunzel helped guide Valpo to a 44-24 overall record in his two years with the Crusaders and a pair of trips to the conference championship match. Prior to his time at Valpo, Schunzel served as the volunteer coach for Purdue during their 2005 "Sweet 16" season.
Additional coaching stops include Muncie Central High School (2002-03) and Munciana Volleyball Club (2001-04). The Muncie Central Bearcats advanced to the state championship in both seasons under the guidance of Schunzel, taking home the state title in 2002.
Schunzel has extensive instructional experience as well, including his position as the Camp Director in the summer of `08 at the Synergy Volleyball Club Summer Camp in Philadelphia. He has also served as a camp instructor for Notre Dame, Purdue, Ball State and Missouri Baptist.
Schunzel's success as a player is instrumental in the physical and mental development of Hoosier student-athletes. He was a standout on the court for the Cardinals of Ball State from 1999-2004. He led his squad to the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Championship and a trip to the NCAA Final Four in 2002, his first of three seasons as a team captain. Individual honors received include: 2004 Second Team All-America, 2003 Honorable Mention All-America, 2002-04 First Team All-MIVA and 2001 Second Team All-MIVA. Schunzel played professionally overseas from 2004-05 as the starting setter for VfB Friedrichshafen Volleyball Club in Germany.
He and his wife, Briana (Adamovsky), reside in Bloomington. Briana was the 2004 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year while setting for the Ohio University Bobcats.
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