Head Coach Warren Thomas
Coach Thomas is entering his fifth season as head women's volleyball coach at SWIC with an overall record of 52-78 in NJCAA Region 24 (2012-2015). While in one of the toughest NJCAA Region's in the country, Coach Thomas has dedicated himself to grow the volleyball program to championship heights. Prior to coming to SWIC, Coach Thomas was the varsity head coach for girl's volleyball at Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he coached for seven years, placing fourth in Class 5A State (2008); first school's appearance at this level in 19 years.
Coach Thomas is a graduate from New Mexico State University with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He is also retired Air Force, where he was enlisted for 28 years. Volleyball has been a major part of his life, playing and/or coaching for over 35 years. Noteworthy, he played internationally for the European Armed Forces Team before coaching the Holloman Air Force Base men's and women's club teams while stationed in New Mexico. Additionally, he currently coaches Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Youth Volleyball under the Gateway Volleyball organization out of St. Louis, MO.
Coach Thomas is looking forward to the upcoming volleyball season and is excited about the players he has returning and the new players who have signed to play at SWIC.
Assistant Coach Kevin Andes
Coach Andes is entering his sixth season as the Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach at SWIC. For the past 15 years, he has coached the AAU Youth Volleyball under the Gateway Volleyball organization. Coach Andes has played on several adult club and military teams spanning over 30 years with select teams in Guam, Korea, Nebraska and Illinois. Additionally, he served as an USAV Provisional Referee, Nebraska Region.
Coach Andes holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems from Park University and a Master's Degree in Management Information Systems from Webster University. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years.
Volleyball Office: 618-222-5271