Kevin Ulmer begins his first season at the helm of the Bemidji State University volleyball program in 2016.
Ulmer comes to Bemidji State after serving as the head volleyball coach at Bethel College (Ind.) since 2012. He has led the Pilots to an overall record of 88-65 with a 47-27 mark in Crossroads League action and four straight seasons of at least .500 play. Ulmers teams have also earned a regular-season championship and a pair of conference tournament runner-up finishes in four seasons.
A first-time collegiate head coach, Ulmer inherited a .500 volleyball team in 2012. By the conclusion of his first season he had directed the Pilots to a 24-16 mark en route to the championship game of the leagues postseason tournament and a berth into the NCCAA National Tournament. The Pilots continued to break new ground in year two. The team went 27-14 overall with a 16-2 mark in Crossroads League play to clinch the leagues regular season title and a second straight berth into the NCCAA National Tournament.
Morgan Fox begins her first season at Bemidji State in 2016.
Fox comes to BSU after serving as a Graduate Assistant at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. from 2014-16. While at Olivet, Fox assisted Head Coach Brenda Williams lead the Tigers to a 24-19 record in 2015, a seven-win improvement over 2014 (17-26). In addition, Olivet posted a 17-2 record in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, en rout to a CCAC regular season title and a berth into the NAIA National Tournament. During her two seasons at Olivet, Becky DeRuiter earned NAIA All-American honors; eight players were selected to the All-CCAC team, including Co-Player of the Year, DeRuiter, and five players earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes Awards, including Renee Enz in 2015.
A 2014 graduate of Bethel College (Ind.), Fox earned a bachelors degree in business administration, while earning four letters playing volleyball for Ulmer. She finished her Pilot career with 2,913 assists (fifth all-time), 176 service aces (fifth all-time) and 1,266 digs. As a senior, the two-time All-Crossroads Team selection was a part of a Bethel team that posted a 27-14 overall with a 14-2 mark in Crossroads League play to clinch the regular season title and a second straight berth into the NCCAA National Tournament. That season she logged 1,518 assists, 431 digs and a team-best 42 service aces and was named as the Crossroads League Setter of the Year, NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and a NCCAA All-American Second Team member. She also received the NCCAAs prestigious Susan R Hellings Award in 2013.