Team Detroit Boys Program


Mission: Team Detroit Volleyball Club is committed to developing champions on the court and in life. Our goal is to provide the athlete with the most accomplished coaches and effective training system to help achieve their full potential as players and people.


Vision: To grow the sport of boy’s volleyball in southeast Michigan, preparing male athletes to compete at the collegiate level.


About Us: We are proud to be the 2nd boys club volleyball program in the region. We, along with the governing bodies of MHSAA, are excited to grow the sport of boys volleyball in the state of Michigan and seek to encourage and support local high schools to begin their own boys program, so that it can be recognized as an official MHSAA sport.


We will have a Boys U17 National Team for the 2021 season.  We will practice every Tue/Thur from 5-7pm at JCC in West Bloomfield.  This team will compete in 2 major tournaments (one in Jan and one in Feb) along with a few local scrimmages.


*For inquires about the season, tryouts, and training, email


Directors & Coaches:

Tim Jacobsen

Boy’s Program Founder & Director

Head Coach Boy’s National Team Email:

Cell: 248-421-7966





Tim has been with Team Detroit for five years. Tim trained and competed at Liberty University on both the indoor and beach volleyball circuit. On the indoor team, Tim played as an outside attacker and libero where he was apart of 2 USAV national tournament appearances ending with an 8th place finish his senior year. On the beach team, he and his partner played in both collegiate and pro beach tournaments spanning across the east coast seeing final finishes in North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, SC. It was during this time that Tim met and played against pre- and current AVP beach athletes including, Eric Zaun, Casey Jennings, and Kerry Walsh. Tim continues his playing interests in beach, grass, and indoor tournaments in the Midwest region.

In addition to being a Team Detroit coach, Tim is currently on staff at AMP beach volleyball and has been mentoring youth and adults in the game of beach for the past 3 years. Tim brings extensive playing experience and a comprehensive coaching background gained through training male and female athletes of all ages in both the indoor and beach game.

Additionally, Tim’s two years of college coaching experience serving as an assistant coach and recruiter for both the men and women’s teams at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. Last year, Tim helped lead the Lady Blue Devils to a 20-0 record in their conference and a 32-2 overall at the NAIA Division I level.

Tim currently lives in Rochester where he works full-time in the emergency room, pursuing a career as an emergency medicine PA. In his free time, you will find Tim mountain biking, skydiving, and white-water kayaking enjoying the thrill and challenge these sports have to offer.


Zak Krug

Assistant Director

Assistant Coach Boy’s National Team Email:



Coach Zak Krug joins the Team Detroit staff with 10 years of coaching and playing experience at the club, high school and collegiate levels.

Having prepped at Livonia Churchill High School as a student assistant coach, Krug was a part of two MHSAA final four teams and an elite eight finish during his senior year. Krug moved on to play collegiate volleyball as a libero at Siena Heights University. He was a three year starter and two year captain for the varsity program and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Sport Management. He went on to Central Michigan University to earn his Masters of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration, while playing one year on the club volleyball team.

Krug spent two seasons as the head coach of the Men's Volleyball program at Adrian College (2017-2019, NCAA DIII). He was a part of the program's first winning season in program history, while coaching four student-athletes to conference honors.

Most recently, Krug served as the varsity assistant coach at Troy Athens High School. He currently serves as the Orientation Coordinator at Wayne State University. Krug has a passion for leadership development and supporting student-athletes as they transition into a college setting.


Elise Mindick

Player Development & Director of Recruiting Email:

Mindick 2020


Coach Ellie Mindick has been coaching volleyball for 10 years at a variety of locations which include Ann Arbor Huron High School, Salem High School and currently is an assistant coach at Lawrence Tech University in Southfield. She also assists with recruiting for Lawrence Tech throughout the year when in club season. She has coached for clubs such as Huron Valley, High Velocity, and now Team Detroit. This will be her 4th year at Team Detroit and she will be coaching our 13 Red team as well as assisting with the boys program.

Coach Ellie played high school volleyball at Northville high school and college volleyball at Adrian College where she also studied elementary education. She was an outside hitter, setter, and libero. She has been a school teacher for 6 years and is currently teaching kindergarten. Coach Ellie also recently obtained her masters in educational psychology from Eastern Michigan University.

She is looking forward to joining the coaching staff for our new boys program at team Detroit and will assist in practices, games, player development and recruiting. Please feel free to introduce yourself to her in the gym in the near future and reach out to her via email with any questions!