Boys Volleyball

About Boys Volleyball

Lake Bluff has a 7th and 8th Grade Interscholastic Boys volleyball program that competes in the Lakeside Athletic Conference. The Bobcats have numerous successful finishes, plus a championship banner in the rafters at LBMS.


The season begins in January and runs through early-March. The season usually culminates with a conference tournament in the 1st week of March. The boys teams will play a minimum of 9 regular season games and then enter the conference tournament. The tournament consists of one evening of pool play with the top 2 teams in each pool competing for the conference championship the next day.

Tryout Information

We are so grateful for all who came out for the 2023 7th and 8th Grade Boys VB Teams this year. All the coaches involved were grateful to see the hard work students put in and hope to see that dedication and effort continue as the season begins.

The following 7th Grade players, listed by tryout number, should report to practice on Tuesday January 17th in the LBMS gym at 3:45pm after school.

692, 691, 821, 332, 109, 210, 729, 784, 695, 107, 855, 762, 177, 481, 791, 793


Daryl Beese ( coaches the 8th grade boys’ team. He has coached the Bobcats boys volleyball teams the last 8 years and the girls volleyball teams for the last 16 years.  Coach Beese has coached the girls’ volleyball teams since 2002 and the boys’ volleyball teams since 2011.  Teams under Coach Beese have won the Conference Championship in 2006 (Girls) and 2012 with the boys teams making the final four the last three seasons posting two 2nd place and one 3rd place finish. Coach Beese believes in teamwork and trust while building self esteem, persistence and strong character.

Arick Ellis ( coaches the 7th grade boys’ team. This is Arick's first year coaching Volleyball. He has coached the Bobcats for many years as a consistent force in the soccer and basketball community. Coach Ellis believes in teaching athletes the skills of the game as well as how to be confident young adults. Additionally, he believes that athletes need to overcome adversity through tough practices, establish mental toughness, and build young men with strong character, which translates into high level volleyball and life.

Boys Volleyball Coaches

Photo of Mr. Daryl Beese

Mr. Daryl Beese


Photo of Mr. Arick Ellis

Mr. Arick Ellis

LBES 4th Grade Teacher