Cameron Volleyball Camps
The 2011 season was head coach Douglas Tabbert's first season at Cameron University. 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. 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 comes 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 also has been a graduate assistant 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).