Hegerle speaks on volleyball at Rotary
Jon Hegerle, who spoke at Rotary, is in his first season as the head women's volleyball coach at Jamestown College. Prior to coming to Jamestown he coached for six years in Marshall, Minn. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and Minnesota State ...
Jon Hegerle, who spoke at Rotary, is in his first season as the head women's volleyball coach at Jamestown College. Prior to coming to Jamestown he coached for six years in Marshall, Minn. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and Minnesota State University, Moorhead. He is married and has three daughters.
Hegerle comes from a volleyball background. He has a twin brother. In high school he played all sports because it was a small school. In college, because he needed to study and still needed some activities, he joined a club volleyball program and enjoyed playing and traveling with that program. After graduation he went to Los Angeles, Calif., and played beach volleyball and also played volleyball in San Diego. He returned to the Midwest, got married and earned his degree in education, history and government.
Hegerle's philosophy, which he shares with his students and the young women in his program, is to care about each other -- this is No. 1. Caring about each other is more important than winning. If people think they are too big for the little tasks are they ready for the big tasks?
His second philosophy is the harder you work the harder it is to surrender. When a player is down, the team is there to lift up that player.
For the "Dig Pink" event the students raised about $500 for breast cancer awareness.
Hegerle is currently recruiting for the next season as well as getting ready for the DAC championships. Jamestown College won the Dakota Athletic Conference and the team is excited to be playing at the next level. The nationals are in Sioux City, Iowa, and the team's goal is to make it to the nationals.
The Nov. 3 Rotary meeting was presided over by President Tom Boerger. Duane Dunn gave the invocation, Gary Riffe led the music and Harold Bensch collected numerous "Hap-py Dollars" for Rotary projects.
Student guest at the meeting was Brianna Martinez, a senior at Jamestown High School. She works at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center as a certified nursing assistant. After graduation she would like to major either in pre-med or nursing.
Boerger discussed the board of directors meeting. The literacy committee has been funded with $600 and the committee is working on setting up programs to be available in March 2010. This will be an opportunity for students in the grade school levels to share in reading with the younger students.
The new piano should be in today, in time for the meeting.
Dave Smette is in charge of today's program. Lyman Keim will give the invocation, Marv Tokach will lead the music and sergeant at arms is Tim Ottmar.