Volleyball Begins 2015 Season

Published on August 26, 2015 - Casey Roberts © 2013 for Barclay CollegeThe Barclay Bears volleyball team took the floor for the first time in their 2015 season when they made the short trip to Sterling College (Sterling, Kan.) on Tuesday evening. Although it was just a scrimmage against the Warriors junior varsity program, it was an excellent opportunity for the Bears to work against another opponent after two … Read More »

Edwards Decides On Barclay

Published on August 7, 2015 - IMG_3427We are pleased to announce that Amanda Edwards, from Odessa, Missouri, has decided to attend Barclay College in the fall to get her AA degree. She attended Wellington Napoleon High School and most recently Missouri Valley College. At 5’10’’, Amanda prefers to play Middle and will provide more depth in the front row. She is … Read More »

Roinila Selects Barclay as Her Choice

Published on July 22, 2015 - IMG_5875Laura Roinila from Mishawaka, Indiana will be coming to Barclay College this fall. She plans to major in Missions/Nursing and will play volleyball. Laura is 5’4” and will help Barclay as a defensive specialist and possible setting duties in the future. When asked why she chose Barclay, she said, “Barclay offers the major I’m interested … Read More »

Swonger Chooses Barclay

Published on July 6, 2015 - IMG_5952We are excited that Alyssa Swonger has chosen to attend Barclay College. Coach Lewis believes that there is very good volleyball talent in our local area and he is hoping that this is just the beginning of more homegrown recruits coming to Barclay. Alyssa attended Pratt Skyline High School, where she had the opportunity to … Read More »

Cochran Commits to Barclay

Published on June 2, 2015 - IMG_1014Allison Cochran from Platteville, Colorado will be coming to Barclay College in the fall. She will major in Elementary Education and plans to play both volleyball and basketball. Allison is 5’7” and has played both outside hitter and middle on the volleyball team, and forward on the basketball team while attending Longmont Christian High School. She loves working with … Read More »

Barclay Signs Fruh

Published on May 22, 2015 - IMG_0983-1We are pleased to announce that Kaylie Fruh from Placentia, California will be coming to Barclay College in the fall to pursue a major in Psychology and Family Studeis and play volleyball. Kaylie is 5’9” and played right side and back row at Esperanza High School. Her high school team (Esperanza) made it to the state CIF quarterfinals her senior … Read More »

Volleyball Forced to Wait for 2015

Published on September 3, 2014 - Regretfully, Athletic Director Royce Bryan has canceled the 2014 Barclay College Volleyball season due to unforeseen circumstances. This last off-season the Bears transitioned coaches. Shari Bryan, who had been on staff for three seasons at Barclay college, one year as the assistant and these last two years as the head coach, opted not to coach … Read More »

Bears Announce New Head Volleyball Coach

Published on January 16, 2014 - Barclay College athletic department is pleased to announce that Larry Lewis will be the new head women’s volleyball coach for 2014. Lewis was the volunteer assistant for the Lady Bears volleyball in 2013. Prior to that, Lewis coached at Haviland High School for 6 years from 1978-1987. During that span his teams accumulated 141 wins … Read More »

VB & SC Players Earn NCCAA Recognition

Published on December 26, 2013 - At the conclusion of the 2013 NCCAA Division II Fall Championship season, Barclay College received word that four of its student-athletes received national recognition for their work this season. First, Sophomore Kingsley Assibey from Ghana Africa was selected as a 2nd Team All-American. Assibey finished this season with 24 goals and 5 assists which placed … Read More »

Sullivan, Williams Recognized in VB Conclusion

Published on November 4, 2013 - The Lady Bears Volleyball team finished off their season this past weekend after dropping their first two matches in the NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament hosted by Arlington Baptist College (Arlington, TX). Barclay went into the tournament as the 5th seed and found themselves in the opening game Friday morning against #4 Dallas Christian College (Dallas, … Read More »




Head Coach: Larry Lewis

The 2015 season will be Larry Lewis's first season as the Lady Bears Head Coach. During the 2013 campaign he was a volunteer assistant for the Lady Bears. His previous volleyball coaching experience was at Haviland High School from 1978-1987. During that span his teams accumulated 141 wins and 32 loses, won 6 league championships, and qualified for the Kansas State Volleyball Tournament two times.

In his 35 years in education (Kansas and California), he has taught physical education 16 years, been an assistant principal 16 years, and been a principal for 3 years. He has coached basketball, volleyball, track, tennis, and softball at both the junior high and high school level. He has also served as the Director of Recreation for Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California for 19 years.

"It is a privilege to coach Barclay athletes who desire to be ambassadors for Christ at school, in the community and on the court. It is my desire to help each player grow first in Christ, and secondly, in their volleyball skills. Athletes are confronted with many types of circumstances that run parallel to life situations, and it is a perfect opportunity to build Christ-like character and eternal values. True victory only comes when athletes please the Lord with their effort, attitudes and actions on and off the court. My goal is to help athletes understand that they train and play for an audience of One- Jesus Christ," commented Lewis in response to his coaching philosophy.

Lewis received his BS in Christian Education from Fort Wayne Bible College (Fort Wayne, IN) and then continued his education at Friends University (Wichita, KS) where he received a BS in Physical Education/Health. He also obtained his MS in Education from Wichita State University (Wichita, KS).

He is married to Sheryl, for 36 years, and they have three children (Lyndie, Landon, and Brock). Lewis also currently serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Barclay College.


Assistant Coach: Adele Brown