Bishop Chatard High School has named Jim Joven as its Boys Volleyball Varsity Head Coach. Joven assumes the position immediately in preparation for the 2020 spring season.
Joven brings experience with both developing competitive volleyball programs and serving as a coach within those programs. Prior to being named the Head Coach of the Bishop Chatard Varsity program, he served as Junior Varsity Head Coach in 2019, leading the Trojan JV squad to a 21-5 season record. In 2018-2019, Joven also served as an assistant coach at The Academy Volleyball Club, and he is currently the Boys Volleyball Coordinator and Head Boys Coach for St. Simon the Apostle Catholic School.
As the varsity coach, Joven plans to emphasize fundamental skills and strategies, as well as developing a volleyball culture conducive to sustained success.
“I am excited to have Coach Joven take over the head coaching duties as he has a dynamic plan for our Boys Volleyball squad,” Athletic Director Mike Ford said. “His passion and excitement for volleyball is contagious!”
Joven is at home both on and in the court. He earned his law degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University – Bloomington and has served as a Marion Superior Court Judge since 2013. He was a four-year letter award winner in track and field at Wabash College, and played rec league and intramural volleyball, as well as Wallyball, while in college and law school. He and his wife, Carol, are members of St. Simon the Apostle Parish and are raising three current Bishop Chatard Trojans.