Eric Majors brings a wide body of experience back to his alma mater.
While at playing at Graceland, Majors was a middle blocker for teams that finished 2nd, 5th and 9th at the NIRSA Collegiate nationals, while being named to the MIVA all-tournament team his senior season. Coach Majors started his coaching career while still attending Graceland first as the women's varsity assistant. This team reached new heights with its first ever undefeated HAAC conference championship. Success followed Majors as he took the reins of the Graceland women's junior varsity head position as they took home the HAAC junior varsity tournament championship and finished with the best match record in Graceland junior varsity history. The following year, Majors took over the men's junior varsity head coaching position. Several players from this team were promoted to the varsity team and where key contributors to Graceland's 1998 NIRSA national championship season.
After graduation, Majors continued his coaching career at Piper Highs School in Kansas City, Kan. In only two seasons, Majors achieved a County Championship and a Sub State runner up finish. More importantly, three players went on to play NCAA Division II volleyball or higher from those years.
Majors soon reentered the college ranks taking over the head position at Longview Community College in Lee's Summit, Mo. Again success followed in the team, winning the NJCAA Region 16 championship and Majors being named region "coach of the year" in 2001.
Coach Majors then took the assistant position at HAAC foe Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. There, Majors' greatest contribution was bringing in a stellar recruiting class composed of local and junior college talent. By his second year, Avila had reached new heights by qualifying for the HAAC postseason tournament and placing several players on the HAAC all-conference team. During the offseason, Majors directed the Boys Program for the Mid-America Volleyball Club in Overland Park, Kan. He helped develop 6 players who went on to play collegiate volleyball as well as competing at the USAV Boy's National Championship Tournament.
Major's next endeavor was creating Sand Shark Volleyball Club in Kansas City, Mo. Here he developed female youth teams between the ages of 11 and 18 in the highly competitive Kansas City volleyball USAV club scene. Accomplishments include having three teams finish top-ten in the region final standings, 13 tournament championships as well as sending many players to play at the collegiate level.
In 2008, while still directing Sandshark Volleyball Club, Majors took over the head assistant position at William Jewell College women's team in Liberty, Mo. At WJC, Majors primary role was in individual skill development and practice planning. By 2010, William Jewell was ranked an impressive 2nd in three conference stat categories including hitting percentage, assists per game and service aces per set. His biggest accomplishment at Jewell was improving Jewell's blocks per game from 9th in HAAC stats in 2009 to 4th in 2010, all while having the youngest starting line up in the conference.
Majors has continued his playing career winning 4 Heart of America USAV Men's AA championships as well as finishing in the top 10 at the USAV Open Adult National championships three times. In his spare time, Eric also displays a passion for art as well by displaying his paintings at local galleries and art shows. Coach Majors holds a B.A. in Fine Art and a Minor in Business Administration from Graceland University, graduating in 1997.
|2||Brittany Prescott||SO||S||5-6||Omaha, NE||Omaha Central HS|
|3||Erin Polte||SR||S||5-3||Spring Valley, IL||Hall HS|
|4||Natalia Robles*||FR||OH/RS||5-8||Fajardo, Puerto Rico||Radians High School|
|6||Kaylee Miller||SR||OH||5-9||Blue Springs, MO||Blue Springs HS|
|7||Jillian Williams||JR||RS||5-8||Overland Park, KS||Bishop Miege HS|
|8||Brittany Graham||JR||MH||6-0||Lineville, IA||Lineville HS|
|9||Ashley Hausmann||SO||OS/M||5-10||Omaha, NE||Metropolitan CC|
|10||Kelsi Martin||SO||S/RH||5-9||Lee's Summit, MO||Blue Springs South HS|
|11||Kendra Martin||SO||OH||5-9||Omaha, NE||Millard West HS|
|12||Allie Krabbenhoft||FR||MH||6-2||Rogers, AR||Rogers HS|
|13||Monique LaForce||FR||OH||5-9||Red Deer, Alberta||Alberta Education|
|14||Denise Atualevao||JR||DS/OH||5-4||San Diego, CA||Southwest HS|
|15||Lianmarie DeJesus||SO||L||5-3||Las Piedras, Puerto Rico||University of Puerto Rico|
|16||Dani Thorngate||SO||RH||5-10||Kearney, MO||Kearney HS|
|17||Moriah Jones||SR||MH||6-0||Raytown, MO||Raytown HS|
|18||Beka Vink||SR||M/RH||6-1||Belmond, IA||North Iowa Area CC|