Name: Bill Schmitz
Teaching position: Athletic Director/PE and Team Sports
Coaching Position & Experience: Head Volleyball (18 years), Basketball (12 years)
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 133:1
Going into his 18th year as head volleyball coach, Coach Schmitz has led the program to one Region Runner-Up title, Elite Eight appearance, 3 Sweet Sixteen Appearances and 9 State Tournament appearances. In 2016 he lead his team to a Region Championship with an undefeated region record. Additionally, he has coached boys varsity, girls varsity and JV boys basketball at different times since 2003. Coach Schmitz is a graduate of St. Pius X High School and Belmont Abbey College (NC). He is married to Holly Lee Schmitz and has four children that are Mercy alumni or current Mercy students: Olivia ’12, Mary Katherine ’13, Colin '20 and Brennan '21. He lives in Senoia, Georgia.
Name: Mary Katherine Schmitz
Teaching position: Community Coach
Coaching Position & Experience: Assistant Varsity Volleyball (3 years)
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 46:1
Coach MK has a wealth of volleyball experience. She played at Mercy (class of '13) and set many records helping her team to an elite eight appearance as well as two sweet sixteen's and a first round appearance. She played for Tsunami Volleyball and Tempo One Volleyball throughout high school. She played setter at LaGrange College and led the conference is two categories her freshmen and sophomore years. MK then began her coaching career at The Heritage school in Newnan where she helped lead the Hawks to two final fours and a state championship appearance. She then took the assistant job at Starr's Mill high school. She helped lead the Panthers to two final four appearances. Coach MK has been a vital part of the development of young talent here at Mercy. She is a nanny to Madison and Edwin and is active with other endeavors as well. She lives in Senoia, Georgia.