D III Women's Volleyball

A source for NCAA Division III women's volleyball info and opinion, with a focus on the Midwest and Central regions

2013 drive-by coaching update

The wind chill is well below zero, so it must be time for an offseason coaching update in the Central and Midwest regions.

Wheaton (Ill.) 27-year head coach Jennifer King Soderquist is retiring. A national search is underway.

Hamline three-year head coach Audrey Ludwig stepped down in order to accept an assistant position at Maryland. A national search is underway.

Wartburg promoted Doug Frazell to co-head coach along with Jennifer Walker. Frazell had been associate head coach for head coach Walker.

Finlandia named Kristan Schuster as its new head coach. Schuster had been the head coach at Hancock (Mich.) Central High School since 1997.

Aurora named James Seitelman as its new head coach. Seitelman had been the head coach at Merchant Marine for the past three seasons.

Concordia Wisconsin 13-year head coach Joe Cawley stepped down. The new coach at CUW has not been announced.

Westminster (Mo.) named Curtis Madson as its new head coach. Madson had been an assistant at UW-Parkside.

Brandie Mullink is the new head coach at Blackburn. Mullink is a teacher in the North Mac (Ill.) School District.

Bethany Lutheran named John Olmanson as its new head coach. Olmanson had been the head coach at Como Park (Minn.) High School.

Northland named Kim Falkenhagen as its new head coach. Falkenhagen had been an assistant at Northern Michigan.

For anyone who cares, I’m writing the Around the Nation column at D3baseball.com again this season. In related news, I’m still not employed at a sports information department.

Happy recruiting season, everyone.

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

February 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

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  1. […] My D-III focus returns to volleyball now that the baseball season is complete. I last posted about new head coaches around the region in late February. It stands to reason that there have been other head coach announcements in the interim. Allow me […]


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