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Terry Quakenbush
Assistant Coach

Back for his second tour as an Illinois Wesleyan assistant coach is Terry Quakenbush, who previously worked as an assistant at IWU for Tracy Stroyan-Maynard from 1991 to 1995.

With his wife (Maxine), Quakenbush formed the Quack Attack Volleyball Club in 1991. The program grew from 17 players on two teams the first year to over 500 players on 42 teams with 25 coaches by the third year.
He led teams to third place finishes at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic National Tournament in 1996 and 1998. The club continues to operate as Illini Elite.

At IWU he trained all-conference setters Sue Lammel and Elise LoBue and, with the Quack Attack, he coached former Stanford All-American and two-time U.S. Olympian Oganna Nnamani.

Quakenbush played as a hitter and setter for the Illinois State men's club team from 1986 to 1989 and served as a student assistant for the Redbirds from 1988 to 1989. He was also a head coach at the San Antonio (Texas) Christian Schools from 2001 to 2005.

Terry and his wife, Maxine (McGlaughlin) Quakenbush, have two children, Mackenzie (Micki) and Brady. Maxine is a member of the Illinois State athletic Hall of Fame as a softball pitcher.

Quakenbush is employed as a research statistician with State Farm in Bloomington.

Tyler Brown
Assistant Coach

Tyler Brown, a First Team AVCA All-American for three straight seasons and four-time IWU Most Valuable Player, will enter her first season as an assistant coach in 2020.

The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin "Offensive Player of the Year" in 2018, Brown was named the AVCA Freshman of the Year in 2015. She finished her storied career as the Titans program record holder in kills (1,777) and digs (1,987).

Brown graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in the spring of 2019 with a degree in accounting.

Tony Gilwa
Assistant Coach

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Ryan Raycraft
Assistant Coach

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Maggie Nelson
Assistant Coach

Maggie (Erlenbaugh) Nelson, a 2001 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, is an assistant coach for the Titan volleyball team beginning in the 2016 season.

A four-year letterwinner for IWU, (Erlenbaugh) Nelson is still ranked No. 8 in career digs at IWU with a total of 1,163. She was selected as the "Most Inspirational Player" for Illinois Wesleyan for all four of her seasons, from 1997 to 2000.