Jimmy Stika joined the Griffin coaching staff after earning his bachelor's degree at Fontbonne in 2016, making the 2019 season his third on staff.
Stika was a four year starter for the Griffins at libero, and earned numerous awards throughout his career. Most notably, Stika was named to the 2014 CVC West All-Conference team, multiple MCVL All-Academic teams and Fontbonne Dean's Lists, and was awarded the 2016 Bryan Kennedy Award. Stika also currently ranks second in Fontbonne history with 831 career digs.
Along with his duties with the program at Fontbonne, Stika is also an active club coach. He currently coaches for High Performance STL Volleyball Club, but has also served as a head coach for Missouri Thunder Volleyball Club, and was an assistant coach for the 2016 Affton High School boys volleyball team, which went undefeated and won the school's first state championship.