Schneider comes to CBU after serving as the head women's volleyball coach at NCAA Division II member Lees-McRae for the past two years.
"I called many volleyball people about Wes and heard great things about him," said Parker. "He is excited to be a part of a Christian university and have the opportunity to lead us into the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) next season."
Prior to serving as the head coach for the Bobcats, Schneider served as an assistant coach at LMC for a year, helping to lead the program to three straight regular season and tournament titles in the Conference of the Carolinas. Under Schneider's watch the Bobcats won 49 straight league matches, a streak that dates back to 2009, with a 13th overall conference championship coming this past season.
Schneider amassed a 52-17 overall record as the Bobcats' head coach, going a perfect 36-0 in conference play during his tenure at LMC. He was named the Conference of the Carolinas Coach of the Year this past season and has coached a total of eight all-conference players, one conference player of the year and one NCAA Division II All-American.
Schneider also worked with the men's volleyball program at LMC, helping the Bobcats to a 16-10 record in 2011 and an 11-9 record this season.
"I'd like to thank President Ellis, Kent Dacus and Dr. Parker for this great opportunity," said Schneider. "The opportunity that the CBU campus and staff offers is amazing. I look forward to coaching this talented team in their first season of the MPSF and continuing the great tradition that exists here."
Before heading to LMC, Schneider spent two seasons as the assistant coach under Jon Stevenson in 2007-2008 at NCAA Division I Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Prior to his stint at Cal Poly, Schneider served as the men's and women's head coach at Hope International. While at HIU, Schneider's men's team set the school's single-season win record in 2006, posting a 15-7 mark and claiming the seventh spot in the final AVCA rankings. Prior to his elevation to head coach at HIU, Schneider served as the assistant coach for five seasons.
Schneider began his playing career at Golden West Junior College before transferring to Loyola Marymount. While at Loyola, Schneider averaged 4.30 kills per game and tallied 205 digs in his first season with the Lions. During his senior campaign at Loyola, Schneider average 3.70 kills per game while totaling 196 digs.
Schneider received his bachelor's in psychology from Loyola Marymount in 1996 and in 2012 earned a master's in coaching from the United States Sports Academy.
He and his wife Nicole have two daughters, Mia and Allie, and a son Toby.