Cougar Volleyball Camps
Katelyn Bishop is in her third season with the College of Charleston volleyball program having previously served as head coach Jason Kepner’s second assistant from 2012-13.
Bishop brings with her a wealth of high-level volleyball experience as both coach and player, having helped guide the Triangle Volleyball Club in North Carolina for four years as well as having played collegiately at the University of Southern California.
“Katelyn is very familiar with the school, city, program, and all the girls," Kepner said. "She works extremely hard and has a great technical background. Katelyn has played at a high level and can definitely share that experience with our team. She brings a tremendous amount to our gym and in our recruiting efforts."
A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Bishop graduated from USC in 2008 where she was a teammate of former CofC assistant coach Kimi Olson. As Trojans, the duo advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Bishop was a Volleyball Magazine ‘Fab 50' selection, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and two-time AAU All-American throughout her prep career and spent three years with the USA Girls' Youth National Team where they won the NORCECAs and finished fourth in the World Championships.
Also bright in the classroom, Bishop earned a Juris Doctorate from Campbell Law School in May of 2012.
John Lucas is in his first season as an assistant coach with the College of Charleston volleyball program.
A former collegiate volleyball player, Lucas previously served as an assistant coach at William & Mary during the 2015 season.
“We are really excited to have John join us here in Charleston,” CofC Head Coach Jason Kepner said. “His experience in the CAA will definitely help him make a quick transition. He will be a great complement to our staff and I know the players will benefit right away from having him in our gym.”
Leading up to his collegiate coaching career, Lucas assisted with a number of camps in the North Carolina and South Carolina area including at CofC and Appalachian State. In his full-time work, he was a videographer with Sierra Ford Photography, producing, editing and distributing videos of major events such as weddings. He also worked as a freelance production assistant.
Enjoying a four-year playing career at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, he captained the Bobcats to a combined record of 57-49 from 2011-14. Lucas averaged 1.99 kills and 0.78 blocks per set in his career, while also hitting 58 aces (0.18 per set) and 1.01 digs per set.
In 2012, he was a second-team all-league selection in the Conference Carolinas and had career highs of 15 kills, four aces, 12 digs and seven blocks in a match.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he played both club and high school volleyball. In 2014, he graduated cum laude from Lees-McRae with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in fine arts. While an undergraduate, Lucas served as an intern in the Lees-McRae communications office, working on projects to capture all aspects of campus life using photography and videography imagery.