Former Lewis player Skweres promoted to Limestone head coach

A former outside attacker at Lewis’ club team will take over the Limestone men’s volleyball program for the upcoming season.

Limestone announced earlier this week that assistant coach Brandon Skweres has been promoted to the team’s head coach for the 2014 season.

After spending two years as the Saints assistant coach, the promotion will be Skweres’ first head coaching position at the any college level. Skweres, though, has college experience playing three season for Lewis.


Before arriving to Limestone, Skweres also spent almost a decade serving as a coach for high school and club volleyball teams in Illinois.

Skweres along with being the new men’s volleyball head coach was also name the interim head coach of the Limestone women’s volleyball team.

“Brandon has been a key part of both programs for the past several years,” Limestone Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino said in a statement. “He has had a very positive effect on both programs’ as an assistant during that time and we are looking forward to him continuing that success this season and into the future.”

The Saints finished last season in fourth place in the Conference Carolinas. In addition, Limestone in the conference tournament upset the regular season champions Mount Olive as it advanced to the Conference Carolinas championship match for the first time in program history.

Skweres will replace former Limestone head coach Rick Banis.

“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to continue to work with our student-athletes and to lead both the men’s and women’s programs this year,” Skweres said in a statement. “With the full support of both the administration and the Athletic Department of Limestone College, I am confident that both programs and the student-athletes will achieve success at many levels.”