Dan Mickle has been named the head coach for the Spartan volleyball program for the 2017 season. Mickle takes over for Tim Bonitz who resigned his position in August to take another professional opportunity. Mickle will be in his fifth year on the Spartan coaching staff.
Coach Mickle brings a wealth of experience to the Spartan program. His vast playing experience has spanned two decades with both the indoor and outdoor game. He has a very unique managing and coaching style that fits well with the players, coaches and parents of the program.
Currently, Mickle is entering into his 14th year with Red Land volleyball. His coaching experience also includes five years with the Harrisburg Area Community College men’s volleyball team, two years as coach and club director for Yorktowne Volleyball Club, 10 years with Soul Volleyball Club, three years coaching at the West Shore YMCA and six years coaching for the Keystone State Games.
Mickle was recently inducted into the inaugural class for the Hall of Fame at Harrisburg Area Community College. He was a four-time Mid-Penn Coach of the Year. In 2000, Mickle was a USAV Open Beach National Champion. He was also a USAV Robert Lindsay Award Recipient in 2008 and a gold medalist at the State games of America in 2009
Mickle has a multitude of playing experience. He was on the Harrisburg Area Community College team for two years. He competed on the USAV Adult team for 16 years, and the AVP/AVPNext team for two years. Mickle also competed on the Toyota Pro Beach team for 8 years. He was a 14-year member of the Keystone State Games and played in the State Games of America once.
A graduate of Red Land High School and Harrisburg Area Community College, Mickle is finishing up his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Coaching at California University of Pennsylvania.
Mickle resides in New Cumberland with his wife Teri and two daughters, Morgan and Lily.