Tim Bonitz was named the new York College volleyball coach on March 18, 2015. Bonitz ascends to the head position after assisting former Spartan head coach Sue DuMars who retired from coaching at the end of the 2014 campaign. Bonitz had served as DuMars' assistant in each of the last two seasons.
Under Bonitz, the Spartans went 13-18 in 2015, his first year at the helm, and 3-6 in Capital Athletic Conference play. In his second season, however, the Spartans took a huge leap under Bonitz. He guided York to a 21-10 record overall and 4-5 in CAC play, leading them to his first CAC Tournament. In the first round, York fell to Christopher Newport. Through two seasons, York is 34-28 under Bonitz through two seasons, and 7-11 in CAC play.
Bonitz is no stranger to the York County coaching scene. He has coached at Susquehannock High School since 2008 and served s head varsity boy's coach since 2010. He was responsible for all aspects of the Warrior program. He also served as the club director at the South York Volleyball Club from 2010 to 2012 prior to joining the Spartan coaching staff. Bonitz was responsible for club schedules, managing the budget and the day-to-day operations of the club. Bonitz most recently served as a coach for the Yorktowne Volleyball Club for the past two years.
Bonitz brings extensive management experience to the Spartan program. He is the Director of Sales and Marketing at York Barbell. He is responsible for the execution of the national and local sales and marketing plan. Bonitz is York Barbell's company liaison for public events and also the event coordinator for local, national, and international events. He also earned his masters degree from Millersville University in Sport Management.
Dan Mickle enters his fifth year as an assistant coach for the York College volleyball squad.
Coach Mickle brings a wealth of experience to the Spartan program. His vast playing experience has spanned two decades with both the indoor and outdoor game. He has a very unique managing and coaching style that fits well with the players, coaches and parents of the program.
Currently, Mickle is entering into his 14th year with Red Land volleyball. His coaching experience also includes five years with the Harrisburg Area Community College men’s volleyball team, two years as coach and club director for Yorktowne Volleyball Club, 10 years with Soul Volleyball Club, three years coaching at the West Shore YMCA and six years coaching for the Keystone State Games.
Mickle was recently inducted into the inaugural class for the Hall of Fame at Harrisburg Area Community College. He was a four-time Mid-Penn Coach of the Year. In 2000, Mickle was a USAV Open Beach National Champion. He was also a USAV Robert Lindsay Award Recipient in 2008 and a gold medalist at the State games of America in 2009
Mickle has a multitude of playing experience. He was on the Harrisburg Area Community College team for two years. He competed on the USAV Adult team for 16 years, and the AVP/AVPNext team for two years. Mickle also competed on the Toyota Pro Beach team for 8 years. He was a 14-year member of the Keystone State Games and played in the State Games of America once.
A graduate of Red Land High School and Harrisburg Area Community College, Mickle is finishing up his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Coaching at California University of Pennsylvania.
Mickle resides in New Cumberland with his wife Teri and two daughters, Morgan and Lily.
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