Head Coach Makenna Barker
Barker was a Club Volleyball team member for Illini Elite in Bloomington from 2009-2011, and for Peoria Elite from 2012-2013, and was a member of the Illinois College volleyball team during the 2014- 2015 academic year.
Barker has been an IHSA Volleyball Official since 2013, an Assistant Volleyball Coach for Lewistown District #97 since 2015, and the Eastside Club Volleyball Coach in East Peoria since October 2017.
Barker received her Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Spoon River College in 2016 and her Bachelor of General Studies degree from Western Illinois University in 2018. She will be continuing on to graduate school to obtain her Master's degree and eventually a PsyD.
Assistant Coach Abby Beck
Beck, an avid lover of volleyball, is excited to once again be serving as the Assistant Coach to Barker.
Coach Beck, a 2012 SRC Alumni completed her Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in 2016 and since then Beck has been employed as both a part-time Sociology Instructor as well as full-time Student Success Coach. Her passion in both roles allows her to work closely with all students, including athletes, to identify issues that impact their academic performance. In addition, Beck works to make sure that students are aware of and have access to services including academic support as well as campus/community resources.