John Presnell


John Presnell has been coaching for the Dunes Volleyball Club since 1991. While coaching for Dunes he has led his 16 club division to Junior Olympic Nationals Championships in both 1999 and 2006 while accumulating eight top ten finishes throughout his career.

John Presnell was recently named as the fourth head coach ever in Purdue North Central volleyball history. Presnell brings with him a wealth of volleyball coaching experience at the club and high school levels. John has spent 40 years overall in the volleyball realm as both coach and player. Of those 40 years he has spent his past 21 years coaching with Dunes Volleyball Club. He has accomplished many things in volleyball, from an Indiana State High School Championship in 1977, to dozens of indoor and outdoor championships in adult tournaments.

“We’re very excited to have someone with as much knowledge and success as John to serve as both a teacher and (head) coach of the game of volleyball here at PNC,” said Athletic Director Tom Albano. “He will be a fundamental piece in developing and promoting girls and the team to reach their full potential and to take PNC Volleyball to the next level. Great things are ahead for both John and our program.”

John has also coached at New Prairie High School, Lacrosse High School, and Portage High School. The retired iron-worker currently resides in La Porte with his wife, Shari, and son, John III.