Dawn Kerr
Dawn Kerr Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 2nd Season
Phone: 563-333-6452

Dawn (Steinhauser) Kerr was introduced as the St. Ambrose head men's and women's volleyball coach on July 26, 2016.

Kerr, a former high school and college standout, had spent the previous five seasons with Platform Elite Volleyball, serving as the Coaching Director and the 18National Head Coach before joining the Bees.

"I'm very excited to be a part of St. Ambrose University," Kerr said. "This institution provides athletes with an exceptional education in addition to a volleyball program with a long-standing tradition of success. 

"I am thankful for this opportunity to build upon the existing foundation and take the program to new heights. The game of volleyball has been my passion since I was very young, and coaching has been an important aspect of my life for many years. I plan to bring my energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the game to the St. Ambrose campus to help our student-athletes learn and excel on and off the court. I am honored to work alongside Coach Ray and the rest of the athletic department staff."

Kerr is a graduate of Riverdale High School in Port Byron, Ill., where the five-sport star received numerous awards, including Quad-City Times All-Area Player of the Year, conference player of the year, honorable mention all-state, and National Guard Female Athlete of the Year. She was also a three-time first team all-conference pick.

She attended Mississippi State University on a full volleyball scholarship, starting at various positions throughout her career - hitting right side, playing as a defensive specialist and setting. She was a four-time academic all-SEC selection. 

After her college career, Kerr headed for the beaches of California, where she had the opportunites to train with many high level players and coaches. She won open events and played in AVP events qualifying for the main draw. During this time, she coached a middle school girls' program, taking an 0-12 team prior to her arrival to an 11-1 record in her first season coaching. She also started a boys' program there.

Returning to the Quad Cities, Kerr served as a volunteer coach for the Augustana women's club volleyball team in 2009 and worked as an assistant varsity coach at Moline High School from 2013-15 along with her work with Platform Elite.

"We are extremely excited to have a coach of her caliber lead our volleyball programs now and in the future," Shovlain said.

Dawn and her husband Nik work together to provide an array of volleyball opportunities for juniors and adults. They have three wonderful boys at home - Chase, Mason and Cooper.

 
 
2017 Women's Volleyball Roster
Roster for 2017 Women's Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Emma MarshallFRL5-4Monmouth, Ill.United
2Riley HummertSOOH5-9Quincy, Ill.Quincy Notre Dame
3Morgan TwingJRS5-6Rock Island, Ill.Rock Island
4Allie BrentJROH5-10Springfield, Ill.Sacred Heart-Griffin
8Natalie BochenekSRRS5-11Darien, Ill.Hinsdale South
9Brittney RogersSROH5-7Dubuque, IowaWahlert Catholic
11Becca LilleyFROH5-8Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
12Marissa BoyerSRS5-4Hanna City, Ill.Limestone Community
18Clarissa BlickSROH5-11Davenport, IowaDavenport North
22Emily MoushonSOMH/RS5-10Morton, Ill.Morton
27Abby HappSOOH5-7Peru, Ill.LaSalle-Peru
28Michaela HayesFROH5-9Romeoville, Ill.Plainfield East
34London WilliamsFRMH5-8Redondo Beach, Calif.Bishop Montgomery
41Jenna LaxtonJRL5-3Moline, Ill.Moline
Coaches
Dawn Kerr Image
Head Coach
2nd season
 
Shelly Hawk Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
 
Megan Paustian Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
 
Assistant Coach
 
 
 
2017 Women's Volleyball - JV Roster
Roster for 2017 Women's Volleyball - JV Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Emma MarshallFRL5-4Monmouth, Ill.United
5Kasey ZielinskiSRS5-6Chicago, Ill.Mother McAuley
7Lauren VorvaFRMH5-10Orland Park, Ill.Marist
9Brittney RogersSROH5-7Dubuque, IowaWahlert Catholic
10Kaitlyn HughesJRDS/OH5-7Ohio, Ill.Ohio
11Becca LilleyFROH5-8Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
13Elizabeth LangeSRMH5-9East Dubuque, Ill.East Dubuque
19Hayley CokerFRMH5-8Macomb, Ill.Macomb
20Vivian O'LaughlinSODS5-7Amboy, Ill.Amboy
23Mallory FurlongFROH5-6Freeport, Ill.Aquin Catholic
25Elizabeth MorrisonSORS5-10Waukee, IowaWaukee
28Michaela HayesFROH5-9Romeoville, Ill.Plainfield East
30Kory BeardFRRS6-0Joliet, Ill.Plainfield Central
31Breann AhlersJRS5-6Seattle, Wash.Mount Rainier
Coaches
Adam Campbell Image
Head Coach
1st season
 
Jaylen Clark Image
Assistant Coach
1st season