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Eastern Iowa Volleyball Camps
Eastern Iowa Volleyball Camps
Coaching Staff

The following will work the SoloSpike Camps. ALL coaches are SoloSpike Certified.

Rick Blackwell
President - Eastern Iowa Volleyball Camps
Co-owner of Corridor Courts
Certified Solo-Spike Instructor

Mr. Blackwell began coaching volleyball in 1989 at Kennedy High School. He was girls' head volleyball coach at Cedar Rapids Xavier High School for two seasons (2003-04), leading the Saints to their first-ever Iowa Class 3A state volleyball tournament in 2004 and former head volleyball coach at Mount Mercy University (2006 – 2012 seasons) where he coached five players who had over 1,000 kills in their career.   Mr. Blackwell served as the Iowa High Performance Director in 2013. Mr. Blackwell is the Club Director for the CR SURGE Volleyball Club.


Nicki O’Keefe

Coach O’Keefe, a Certified Solospike instructor, has taught Solospike lessons since 2008. She is a Certified National Level Scorekeeper. Coach O’Keefe has degrees from Coe College and Mount Mercy University.  She is employed by a local law firm. Coach O’Keefe is involved with many youth camps/clinics through Eastern Iowa Volleyball Camps and coaches with the Rapid Spiker Volleyball Club.