Doug TabbertHead Coach
Alma Mater: Baker '89
Office Phone: 581-5596
The 2013 season will be head coach Douglas Tabbert's third season at Cameron University.
After a promising start to the 2012 season, the Aggies posted a 10-22 overall record with a 4-16 LSC record. Tabbert and the Aggies had two players honored by the conference offices at the end of the season. Julisa Ocasio recieved second team all-LSC, while Kat Evans recieved honorble mention. Ocasio broke surpassed multiple dig milestones after missing the first part of the season.
In 2011, Tabbert took a team picked 11th in the conference preseason polls to a their first Lone Star Conference Tournament berth in three years as the sixth seed in. Tabbert led CU to a 15-15 overall record and 9-11 Lone Star mark. This was a stark improvement over the team’s 9-18 overall record and 4-10 league mark the year before his arrival.
Tabbert came to Cameron after spending the past four years at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he held the position of Assistant Head Coach under 12th-year Head Coach Rick Squiers. During his four years at UNK, the Lopers had an overall record of 129-17 and a conference record of 71-4 including four regular season conference championships, two conference tournament championships, four NCAA tournament appearances, and final national rankings of No. 19, No. 6, No. 12 and No. 5.
The Perry, Kansas native also coached 17 all-conference and 12 all-academic conference players, 10 all-region players, and seven all-Americans.
Tabbert is also no stranger to the head coach position. Prior to heading to Kearney, Tabbert led the volleyball program at NAIA South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D., for four seasons.
In 2001 and 2002, he was head coach at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., with his first head coaching job coming at NCAA Division III Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.
Tabbert was also a graduate assistant for volleyball and softball coach at NCAA Division III Bluffton College (Ohio).
He holds a B.S. degree in Psychology and Business Administration from Baker University (Kans.) and a Master's degree in Development Kinesiology from Bowling Green State U. (Ohio).