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Robert Esser

Robert Esser

EVJ Leadership Team
EVJ Gilbert Program Coordinator

Head Coach
Girls 14 Navy-Gilbert


A message from Coach Robert:

I'm excited to start a new season at EVJ. When I first started playing volleyball in High School, I did not know it would become such a large part of my life. I have a passion and love for the game that keeps growing with each year. As a coach, I am able to share my passion and experience with many young athletes. My goal as a coach is to help all players become their best selves through high effort, high IQ, and competitive volleyball. The skills and discipline learned on the court can be just as helpful off the court.

Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball:

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Tempe, AZ
    2015-Present (Girls Head & Assistant Coach 13s-18s)

     - 2023-2024, Girls Head Coach, 14 Navy-Gilbert; EVJ Gilbert Program Coordinator
     - 2022-2023, Girls Head Coach, 14 Navy-Gilbert; EVJ Gilbert Program Coordinator
     - 2021-2022, Girls Head Coach, 14R1-Gilbert; Assistant Coach, 18R1-Gilbert
     - 2020-2021, Girls Head Coach, 14R1-Gilbert; Assistant Coach, 16R1-Gilbert

     - 2019-2020, Girls Head Coach, 14R1-Gilbert
     - 2018-2019, Girls Assistant Coach, 13R1-Gilbert
     - 2016-2017, Girls Head Coach, 14R2-Gilbert
     - 2015-2016, Girls Head Coach, 14R1-Gilbert
  • Prestige Volleyball Arizona (formerly EVJ Boys), Gilbert, AZ
    2015-2020  (Boys Head & Assistant
     - 2019-2020, Boys Head Coach, 18R-RE
  • Molten Volleyball Club (2014)
  • Missouri Thunder (2012)

School Volleyball:

  • Benedictine University, Mesa (2015-Present)
    Men's Assistant Volleyball Coach
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
    2014 (Girls Assistant Coach)
  • Highland High School
    2014 (Girls JV Coach)

Playing Experience:


  • Iowa Icemen
     - Esser played for the PVL Iowa Icemen at USAV adult nationals in 2014


  • Missouri Baptist

    Earned a scholarship to this NAIA powerhouse
    4-year starter, named NAIA All-American in 2012, 13, 14
    Named to the 2013 NAIA National All-Tournament Team
    Won setter of the year awards in the NAIA South Conference in 2013, 14

High School

  • Highland High School, Gilbert, AZ 

      - 2010 AZ Republic & Mesa Tribune Boys Player of the Year


  • Missouri Baptist
    2011-14, Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science