Mike Oswald
Mike Oswald
Title: Head Men's Volleyball Coach
Phone: 315-532-0001
Email: moswald@iit.edu

In August 2022, Mike Oswald was named head coach for the Illinois Tech men's volleyball team. 

Oswald, who had been an assistant coach for the men's team the past three seasons, takes over the reins of the men's program from Mark Johnston, who is focusing his head coaching efforts on the women's volleyball team.

Prior to coming to Illinois Tech, Oswald spent the previous six years in various roles at the club and high school level as a coach and program director, leading several programs to strong city-wide league and tournament championships.

He’s led club programs in the Great Lakes Region and volunteered at Chicago State University for three seasons prior to joining the Scarlet Hawks. As Surge Program Director at Energy Volleyball Club, three of his teams won their division in the Cross-Town Series in 2016. In 2018, his junior varsity program at Resurrection College Prep finished seventh in the Girls’ Catholic Athletic Conference Upper Division, dropping just four non-conference matches. The current varsity roster includes ten players from last year’s JV team.

Prior to coaching, Oswald played four years of volleyball, primarily as an outside hitter, with several libero and serving opportunities, at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. The Warriors won the Hay Division of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) in 2006 and climbed into the top five in the conference with teams like Penn State and George Mason. He was appointed team captain and won the team’s senior award in 2008.

Earning a bachelor of science and a master of science in sport management from East Stroudsburg, he interned with Bob Bertucci Volleyball Camps and served as his graduate extern of volleyball at Temple University during the 2008 season. Oswald grew up in Central New York and attended Oswego High School.