Mike Schall

Associate Director
Staff Member Since: 
2011

Associate Director

Schall, originally from Pennsylvania, joined Triangle in June 2011 as associate director after an extensive nationwide search. His leadership, coaching experience, and passionate approach to teaching the game has been instrumental in advancing the mission of the club and achieving national recognition as one of the top clubs in the country.

Schall began his coaching career as a member of Russ Rose’s staff at Penn State serving as assistant coach for the Nittany Lions. While at Penn State, Schall was involved in every area of the program including recruiting, practice planning and implementation, scouting and match preparation, and individual player development. He coached numerous Big Ten all-conference players, conference players of the year, national players of the year, and USA National Team members, including Christa Harmotto and Nicole Fawcett.

At Triangle, Schall coached 18 Black during both the 2012 and 2013 seasons where he led the team to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2015 he led 16 Black to a T-13 finish in the Open Division at AAU Junior Nationals. In 2016 he coached 16 Black to a T-5 finish in Open at AAU Junior Nationals. For the 2017 season, under Schall's direction, 16 Black achieved top 10 finishes in the Open Division at the Big South Qualifier [T5], Northeast Qualifier [7th], and Northern Lights Qualifier [T5]. The finish at Northern Lights earned the team an Open bid to USAV Junior Nationals, becoming the first 16s team to qualify in Open in Triangle and Carolina Region history.

Beyond coaching Schall has among his numerous administrative responsibilities maintaining a consistent approach to teaching in the club, creating and supporting an atmosphere conducive to success in the gym, leading and developing Triangle's 90+ member coaching staff, and providing recruiting assistance for Triangle student-athletes who are among the most highly recruited in North Carolina. 

Schall's reputation and experience led to his selection to participate in the prestigious The Art of Coaching Volleyball coaching cadre at the UNC Chapel Hill clinic in April 2017. Along with coaching legends John Dunning, Russ Rose, Terry Lishevych, Joe Sagula, and Debbie Brown, Schall presented to over 350 college, club, and prep coaches from all over the Southeast. Schall has done numerous training videos for The Art of Coaching Volleyball and recently produced a video on the 6-2 offense for Championship Productions. Schall is a passionate writer and is a key contributor and editor for the popular Court and Classroom blog. Equally passionate about service, Schall, along with his wife, Sarah, have led two Court for Kids mission trips with Triangle staff and athletes. 

Schall graduated from Penn State in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science. As a four-year member and two-time co-captain of the Penn State men’s volleyball team, Schall helped Penn State achieve three EIVA titles and three national semifinal appearances.

In 2007 Schall and his wife founded Revolution Volleyball Club in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Under Schall’s leadership Revolution grew from five teams to a total of 19 teams hosted at four locations in 2011. As club director Schall was responsible for technical direction, coach development, and student-athlete recruitment. Schall also served as president of the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association from 2010-2011.

Schall and his wife live in Apex with their four children: Belle, Sam, Andrew, and Mia.