"Eagle Point High School is proud to announce Rob Kleker as our new head volleyball coach. It is a pleasure to welcome Rob back into the Eagle Point Athletic Department and we are looking forward to continuing the winning tradition in our volleyball program," said Allen Barber, EPHS principal in an announcement last Friday.
Kleker and his wife, Karline, and two sons, Kellan and Brady live in
Eagle Point. "Both parents, my brother, sister, wife and myself are all
graduates of Eagle Point High School. Even after graduation (1996) I
continued to stay involved with athletics and activities at EPHS,"
noted the new coach.
Kleker began coaching in 2000, after four
years at Western Oregon University, as the 8th grade head Volleyball
coach and oversaw the volleyball program at Eagle Point Junior High.
That same year he was also the JV boys basketball coach under Keith
Williams. In the spring of 2000 he and a parent of one of my
volleyball players formed Upper Rogue Volleyball Academy to give
volleyball players in the Eagle Point area an opportunity to continue
to play after the school season ended.
He continued at Eagle
Point Junior High for three years, as well as coaching club volleyball
teams as URVA began to grow. In 2001, he switched sides and assisted
his father with the girls basketball program at the high school. He
spent 6 years coaching girls basketball at EPHS, four as an assistant,
and two as head coach. In addition in 2005 he was the assistant varsity
volleyball coach at EPHS.
The last two years Kleker coached
the JV girls basketball team at Crater High School. During that time
he stayed connected to Eagle Point High as the announcer at both
football and volleyball games for the past two fall seasons.
A youth volleyball camp will be held June 25-27, 6:00-8:30 p.m. for players entering grades 5-9, according to the newly appointed EPHS Volleyball Coach, Rob Kleker. This camp will be run by the Eagle Point High School volleyball team with direction from coaches.
Cost will be $40 per player and those who pre-register will receive a t-shirt. Players can pre-register at www.eaglepointvb.com or pick up a flyer at Eagle Point High School beginning June 2.