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Thomas Announces New
ID-Lewis-Clark State College President/Athletic Director announced Friday,
April 19th, the hiring of Jason Zoeteman (pronounced ZOO-tuh-man) as head
coach for the women’s volleyball team. A press conference will be held
Monday, April 22nd, at 1:00 PM, in Student Union Building Room #225.
Zoeteman replaces Kip Yoshimura who resigned to take a similar position at
“It’s been a long search,” said Thomas, “but I am delighted with the
Zoeteman comes to Lewis-Clark State from Solano Community College in Suisun
City, Calif. He was the head coach for the Falcons’ women’s volleyball
program the last four years, posting a 40-31 record, building it virtually
from scratch. The Solano CC program was between coaches for a year. Zoeteman
guided the Falcons to a 15-3 record and were declared Bay Valley Conference
Blue Champions for the first time in 20 years. He was also named Conference
Coach of the Year. The team went on to play in the NorCal playoffs, making
its first appearance in 20 years. He coached 11 All-Conference players and
six Academic All-Conference players.
Zoeteman played collegiate volleyball at Lethbridge Community College in
Lethbridge, Alberta (1989-90). While there, he earned the Alberta Colleges
Athletic Conference Academic Athletic Award. After LCC, Zoeteman attended
Baylor University and then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of Lethbridge. He earned his Master’s in Education from Montana
State University, Billings, in 1997.
Zoeteman is currently a member of the American Volleyball Coaches
Association, United States Volleyball Association and the CCCWVCA.