Eric has been coaching junior club volleyball for 21 seasons.
Prior to starting VC United in the fall of 2017, he served as the General Manager at Club Fusion Volleyball as well as the Director of Coaching & Player Development at the club's Marengo location.
Responsibilities Include:- Club Operations
- Business Development
- Scholarship Programs
- Website Coordinator
Schulze spent 17 years with Club Fusion Volleyball. He began his career in 1997 at Sky High Volleyball in Crystal Lake. With ten top 5 finishes in the 18 Open division, Schulze has coached over 150 Division I athletes in his career. He recently became the Varsity coach at Woodstock North High School and has stints at Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake), and Huntley. He lives in Wonder Lake, IL with his wife, Katie, and two daughters, Kylie (14) and Devynn (11) who are both aspiring volleyball players.
The time is long overdue for an elite club in Rockford. We look forward to providing the top players in the area the chance to get the training, exposure and support that they deserve right in their back yard!
Associate Club Director
Jordan has been coaching for the last 6 years and is currently the Varsity coach at Rockford Lutheran. She was hired full time into her current position at VC United in January of 2018.
Responsibilities Include:- Bookkeeping/Dues
- Fundraising Programs
- Registration Support
- Travel Coordinator
- Apparel & Uniforms
As a player, Haverly led IU to the first Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history in 2012 where she set career-high with 30 kills over Tennessee. That season she also topped the Hoosiers with 463 kills, 1438 swings, 3.65 kills per set and 37 service aces while being named honorable mention All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-Midwest Region. She was named the CVU.com National Player of the Week and earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors twice. She still holds the all-time kill record at Indiana.
Jordan has quickly established herself as a tremendous asset to VC United both on and off the court. As she begins the transition into the role of Associate Club Director I couldn't be more excited for what her future holds. -Eric Schulze
Director of Volleyball Operations
Trace has been coaching for the last 6 years and is currently the Assistant Varsity coach at Belvidere North. He was hired full time into his current position at VC United in December of 2018.
Responsibilities Include:- Hosted Events & Leagues
- Youth Programs
- Equipment & Court Management
- Social Media
Trace started his volleyball career playing with the Men's club program at Northern Illinois University. He began is club coaching career at Rockford Volleyball Club in 2014 and has held both head coaching and assistant positions during each of the past 5 seasons. In addition to the club game, Trace has held high school coaching positions at Rockford Lutheran and Belvidere North. Trace lives in Loves Park, IL.
Trace has been a fixture in the Rockford volleyball scene for several years. His passion, fun personality and professional approach to Operations will allow him to be very successful as our DoVO. -Eric Schulze
Girls' Elite Program
Girls' Premier Program