Eric Poppelman comes to Eden Prairie's program with experience in beach volleyball and several head coaching positions with Northern Lights (18-2’s & 16-2’s) and Cardinal Stritch University. Eric noticed a void in beach volleyball opportunities for young players and started Surface Beach VBC in 2015. With the experience from his Surface Beach program and passion around coaching volleyball, he is going to be a phenomenal addition to our program. Eric has already been instrumental in the development of the EP beach program.
Scott Johnson will also be coaching alongside Eric. He has 19 seasons of coaching experience with both boys and girls, ranging in age from 12 to 18... 12 seasons in Chicago coaching 9A, JV and as varsity assistant at GBS high school, including a 3rd place IL state tournament finish. The last 7 seasons have been in MN with Chanhassen CV (12-1, 13-1 and 14-2), Chanhassen HS (B-squad) and EPHS (9A&B).