Head Coach

In June of 2022, Harry Bitzberger became the second head coach in Eastern Men's Volleyball program history. As he has served on the Eastern Women's Volleyball staff since 2019, Bitzberger is familiar with the University and the department. He brings a vast array of coaching and leadership experiences to the program.

Bitzberger graduated from the the Virginia Military Institute and began his coaching career while serving. as an officer in the military. After four years of service, he moved into the corporate world in the healthcare industry. He transitioned into small business ownership and returned to coaching when his children started showing interest in athletics. He coached a wide variety of sports. He found success in volleyball where he became a West Division Director at East Coast Power and helped develop the girls program at West Chester's Rustin High School.

He has coached at every age in the club. He is a believer in lifelong learning and has continued his education through USA Volleyball and Gold Medal Squared. He has a Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas.

Bitzberger is committed to using athletics to develop young people and to building Eastern Men's Volleyball into a premier program.


Assistant Coach

Travis Mintzer joins the Eastern University Men's Volleyball staff as a full-time assistant. Originally from Emmaus, Pa., Mintzer was a standout player at Rutgers Newark and has coached collegiately at Alvernia and Kean and has worked with Club Lehigh Volleyball.

At Rutgers Newark, Mintzer tallied 862 kills, 201 blocks, and 347 digs while helping the Sarlet Raiders to a CVC Championship and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. He earned a degree in Criminal Justice.

He still plays competitively in grass tournaments with East Coast Power and is a member of the Philadelphia Founders in the NVA.

He will assist Coach Bitzberger with all aspects of the program.

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