Name: Bill Kolinske
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-6
Hometown: Big Bend, Wis.
High School: Catholic Memorial
College: Wisconsin-Whitewater, '09
Other Career Highlights
  • Professional debut was at the 2011 Chicago Wide Open
  • Has four podium finishes on the NORCECA Continental Tour, including one gold medal
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  • Has played in three 2019 FIVB World Tour events with Miles Evans. Best finish was ninth at four-star in Yangzhou, China
  • Played in 15 2018 FIVB season events with Miles Evans. Placed 2nd at the one-star in Aalsmeer and third at the one-star in Sydney
  • Finished third with Evans at 2018 P1440 event in San Jose
  • Finished the 2017 FIVB World Tour with a second-place finish at the Aaismeer 1-star and a third-place at the Sydney 2-star, both with Miles Evans
  • Earned gold, silver and bronze on the 2017 NORCECA Continental Tour
  • Won bronze at the 2016 NORCECA Boqueron event with Drost, their first appearance on the Tour that year
  • Played his first FIVB World Tour event in 2015, with Casey Jennings at the Long Beach Grand Slam
  • On the NORCECA Continental Tour from 2014-16, has finished in the Top 10 in all three tournaments played
  • Has played on the AVP Tour since 2012, with three third-place finishes; was named Most Improved Player in 2015
  • First beach volleyball event of his career was at a 2010 AVP Young Guns in Milwaukee with Kyle Buckley, they finished fifth
  • Played at one tournament in 2011, the Wide Open Chicago with Drew Pickering, duo finished 17th
  • Played basketball at Wisconsin-Whitewater, graduating ranked in the top 10 in career blocks
Personal: Graduated from Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2009... The son of Ed and Mary Kolinske... One of six children. Sister, Julie, played volleyball at the University of Milwaukee... Left his hometown of Big Bend, Wis., to move to California and pursue beach volleyball. Prior to the move, he was a a teacher and physical education instructor at Mukwonago High School and also coached indoor volleyball at nearby Arrowhead Union... Also works as a tutor