Eric Kunick - Vitrerbo V-Hawk Volleyball Assistant Coach
V-Hawk Xtreme Assistant Director / 18 National Head Coach
Eric Kunick is in his tenth year as an assistant coach for the Viterbo Volleyball Program. During Kunick’s nine seasons on staff, the V-Hawks have gone 298-94 (.760), won three Midwest Collegiate Conference regular season titles, two MCC tournament titles, and qualified for the NAIA national tournament twice. Viterbo has lost just nine conference games in the past eight seasons.
In 2014, the V-Hawks took it to the limits, recording the best volleyball season in school history. Viterbo finished 39-9 overall and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament where they upset No. 1 Rocky Mountain College to reach the Final Four. Viterbo finished the year No. 4 in the NAIA top-25 poll.
During his seventh season on the V-Hawk staff, Viterbo went 36-8 overall and won the programs fifth MCC regular season championship. The V-Hawks also won the school’s first ever MCC tournament title and qualified for the NAIA National Championships. At the national championships, the V-Hawks knocked over four teams ranked ahead of them as they advanced to the national quarterfinals. The V-Hawks finished the 2012 campaign with the programs highest national ranking as they were ranked 8th in the NAIA Top-25 poll.
While not coaching at Viterbo, Kunick serves as the assistant director of the very successful V-Hawk Xtreme Volleyball Club and Viterbo Camp program. This past club season was the fifth year of having a club program which has grown from two teams (16 players) to 13 teams and over 150 players. The V-Hawk camp program has erupted to include numerous satellite camps at area high schools and reaches over 500 kids every summer.
Kunick brings a wealth of coaching knowledge from spending four years as an assistant girls’ basketball coach at Eau Claire North High School. Outside of coaching volleyball, Kunick also finds time to volunteer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes whom he worked for four years prior to coming to Viterbo University. Through FCA, Kunick has gained a wide variety of coaching knowledge by working numerous summer camps for a variety of sports.
Kunick graduated from UW-Eau Claire in Kinesiology-Exercise Management and from UW-La Crosse with a Masters of Science in Sports Administration. Eric and his wife Joya, have a daughter, Zoey, and reside in La Crosse where Joya works as a physical therapist assistant at Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine.