Jun 23rd, 2010 @ 10:42 am | Author:
VB: Kolbow  Joins VCSU as Volleyball Coach
Susan Kolbow has accepted the position of Head Volleyball Coach at Valley City State University. She replaces former head coach Craig Case who recently resigned to accept a position as head volleyball coach with Texas A&M University-Commerce. Kolbow will assume her responsibilities August 1.

"Susan will be a welcome addition to our Volleyball program," said Glen Schmalz, vice president of student affairs and chair of the search committee. "Her experience with a successful Division II program will bring a new dimension to Viking Volleyball. In particular, her competitiveness, her familiarity with this region, and experience recruiting student athletes will help our program continue to grow to the next level."

Kolbow said, "I am very excited about becoming part of the successful Viking program and contributing to their well-known reputation for both academic and athletic excellence."

Kolbow comes to VCSU from Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) where she has been an assistant volleyball coach since 2006. Her responsibilities have included advising student athletes, scheduling practices and individual workouts, recruiting prospective student athletes, player evaluation, and teaching within the Health and Physical Education Department. She was also a player for the Dragons during the 2000 – 2004 seasons, earning the role of captain of the 2004 team, being recognized as the Defensive Player of the Year in 2001-2004, and being awarded the Student Athlete of the Year in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and plans to complete a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from MSUM this summer.