Head Coach: Mark Tippett

Email Coach Tippett: mtippett@lincolncollege.edu
Office:  (217) 735-7359
Cell:  (217) 971-6079

Mark Tippett

Coach Tippett has been head coach of the Lincoln College Volleyball program since 2001. During his tenure, Mark Tippett has brought a high level of excellence to his program, both in the classroom and on the court.

Coach Tippett has set three main goals for the team. First, he wants to make sure all of the players achieve academically to the best of their ability. Next, he intends to have his team represent Lincoln College well and perform competitively on the court. And finally, it is his desire to have all participants in the program find it an enjoyable experience.

“I believe Lincoln College is a wonderful choice for any student athlete. The goals I have set for the volleyball program have been attainable because of the supportive, positive atmosphere students find at LC. I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching at Lincoln College and look forward to continued success in the future.” In addition to coaching the volleyball team, Tippett is the Social Sciences Division Chair and teaches Introduction to Education.

Before joining Lincoln College, Tippett was the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Lincoln Christian College. While at LCC, Tippett contributed to the success of the Angels appearing in the 1998 NCAA Division 2 tournament, in which they achieved their goal by becoming the National Champions.

Tippett holds a B.A. degree in English from Millikin University and a Masters in Education from the American College of Education. He and his wife, along with their two daughters, live in Lincoln.

Assistant Coach: Chelsea Altman

Chelsea Altman

Chelsea has been an as assistant coach at Lincoln college since 2009. She attended Lincoln College where she played for the Lady Lynx from 2004-2006. After LC, she transferred to Eureka College where she played for the Red Devils from 2006-2008. While at EC, she became the first player in 5 years to have more than 300+ kills and digs in a single season. As assistant coach, Chelsea likes working with the hitters and blockers.

Outside of the gym, Chelsea works at State Bank of Lincoln and currently resides in Lincoln.

In her free time, she enjoys working out and running in half marathons.


Assistant Coach:  Sierra Wilson

Student Manager:  Melanie Murray