Jessy (Verhoff) Bendik
is the next Head Volleyball Coach at Midview High School. The recommendation was formally approved at the Midview Board of Education Meeting Wednesday (June 26) evening.
“Jessy really impressed us during her interview,” Athletic Director Dan May
said. “She has a great vision for developing young student-athletes and is in a unique position with great playing credentials in both volleyball and basketball.”
Bendik was hired June 5 to lead the Girls Basketball program and will be taking our double duty with the Midview Athletic Department in 2019-20.
“We are excited to have Jessy working with two programs,” May said “She has the mindset and determination to handle it, and we will fully support her in her mission to lead both programs. It’s not often you have someone with her skill set. She can elevate both programs. Her first priority will be locking down two great assistants that will enable her to get going in both sports this summer and be able to carry that into the 2019-20 school year.”
native of Elyria, was a two-sport standout for the Pioneers from
1996-2000. As a senior, she became just the second Lorain County
student-athlete to earn both Miss Volleyball and Miss Basketball. Bendik
also earned All-Ohio honors for multiple years in both sports. She is a
two-time member of the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame.
continued her basketball career in college, playing one year at Western
Illinois University and then three years at Indiana State University.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a minor in
Marketing from ISU in 2004.
Bendik serves as the Executive
Director of Hoops & Volleys, which she opened in 2011 to provide an
outlet for building self-esteem and character through sports. In
addition, she coached one year of volleyball at Open Door Christian
Schools, where she earned Lorain County Co-Coach of the Year honors in
Bendik and her husband Jayson, who is the
Assistant Principal & Community Engagement Coordinator at Horizon
Science Academy in Lorain, live in Elyria with their five children.
Midview volleyball is coming off a 2018 season in which they finished 9-13 overall and 6-12 in the tough Southwestern Conference. They are anchored by All-SWC and All-Lorain County first team outside hitter Lindsey Frambach
, who will be a senior this fall. The Middies must replace four graduated players but have a talented corps of rising seniors as well as underclassmen ready to compete for time on the court. • 2019 Schedule