Twelve former Badgers are continuing their volleyball careers by coaching on the college level. Included in the list are eight UW
graduates who are head coaches
Updated Sept. 29, 2015
Third season as head coach, including one as interim head coach ... Currently 13-5 overall and 1-1 in conference play ... Led the Golden Eagles to the program's first 20-win season since 2009, finishing with a 20-14 overall record in 2014 ... Awarded the AVCA Thirty Under Award after guiding the 2013 squad to a 17-14 record, a plus-12 turn around.
Lizzy (Fitzgerald) Stemke
(1997-01) Head Coach
University of Georgia
Inducted into the UW Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 11, 2015 ... Currently 5-8 overall and 0-1 in SEC play ... Finished with a 0-2 record in the 2015 Badger Classic ... Finished 2014 with a 14-17 record ... Tallied the first win over in-state rival Georgia Tech in since 2005 ... Guided the 2013 Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004.
(2008-11) Head Coach
Concordia University, Wis.
Promoted to full-time head coach March 2013 ... Currently 9-6 overall and 2-0 in conference play ... Guided the Falcons to a program record 24-7 overall record in 2014 ... Has coached seven All-NACC performers ... named Co-NACC Coach of the Year.
Arlisa (Hagan) Williams
(1989-92) Head Coach
Tenth season as head coach ... Currently 6-9 ... finished with a 1-1 record at the 2015 Badger Classic ... 97-164 overall ... Hoyas finished 2014 season 10-21 overall and 4-14 in the Big East Conference.
Named head coach in 2007 ... Currently 4-10 ... Led the Bucs to the 2010 MWC Tournament Championship and advanced to the Division III Tournament for the second time in program history ... Garnered MWC Co-Coach of the Year honors in 2008.
(2007-10) Assistant Coach
Kent State University
Kent State Bio
Fourth season as assistant coach ... Currently 7-7 ... Finished the 2015 Badger Classic with a 1-1 record ... Named to AVCA's Thirty Under 30 list ... Finished 2014 with a 17-14 overall and 8-8 conference record ... works closely with liberos and defensive specialists.
(1998-01) Head Coach
University of Antelope Valley
First-ever head coach at University of Antelope ... Currently 4-3 in the program's inaugural season ... Spent 2014 as an assistant coach at Seattle University and finished with a 14-17 record ... Served as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska in 2013, notching a 26-7 record and advancing to the regional final of the NCAA tournament.
Colleen (Neels) Bayer
(1995-98) Assistant Coach
University of Georgia
Fourth season as assistant coach to former Badger Lizzy (Fitzgerald) Stemke ... Currently 5-8 overall and 0-1 in SEC play ... Finished with a 0-2 record in the 2015 Badger Classic ... Finished with a 14-17 record in 2014 ... Responsible for the training of pin hitters and passers ... oversees academics, strength and conditioning and nutrition.
Named head coach in the spring of 2015 ... Currently 9-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play ... Started the 2015 season with a 4-0 sweep in the Oredigger Volleyball Classic ... Joined Minnesota State as a graduate assistant in 2005 and was named assistant coach in 2007 and associate head coach in 2013 ... Finished with a 16-12 record in 2014 ... In ten seasons, Rittenhouse-Wollmuth has led the Mavericks to a 181-110 mark and five NCAA tournament appearances.
(2004-07) Assistant Coach
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Named an assistant coach in April of 2014 ... Currently 10-7 overall ... Finished with a 20-11 record in 2014 ... Under her guidance, two middle hitters earned first and second team All-Southern Conference honors.
(2004-07) Head Coach
George Mason University
Currently holds a 5-10 record in her first season as head coach ... Named head coach following successful stints as an assistant coach at both Marquette and Iowa ... Spent 2014 with Iowa and helped guide the Hawkeyes to six Big Ten victories, the most since 2008 ... Helped lead the Marquette Golden Eagles to the program's first Big East regular season title in 2013.
(2007-10) Director of Operations
Hired as the director of operations in May 2015 ... Currently 12-2 overall and 2-0 in SEC play ... spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Norhtwestern State, finishing with a combined overall record of 41-25.