Why Colorado College Volleyball summer camp? The CC volleyball program is one of the best DIII programs in the Nation. Here are the accolades the team earned in the 2018 season:
Who runs the camps? Head Volleyball Coach, Rick Swan
The Colorado College Volleyball Camps once again will be TrueSport Camps.TrueSport is a movement powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that seeks to ensure a positive youth sport experience by imparting the lessons of clean competition, sportsmanship, and peak performance. In learning how to win the right way, young athletes gain the skills to be leaders in life.TrueSport is a community-driven movement that champions the positive values and life lessons learned through sport. TrueSport Camps aim to change the playing field by providing a series of educational activities, lessons and resources for the campers. For more information on TrueSport, please visit our website at www.truesport.org
The 2017 season marks Rick Swan’s 20th as head volleyball coach at Colorado College. Owner of a 482-165 record (.730) since taking the reins in 1998, Swan has guided the Tigers to a school-record 19 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Swan was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2017 when he guided CC to the the regular-season crown with a perfect 14-0 for the second time in three years. It marks the fourth time Swan has been honored, having received the award in 2010 and 2015, as well as co-Coach of the Year honors in 2012.
In 2011, Swan earned his first ever West Region Coach of the Year award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The Tigers were the top seed of their region for the third straight year after earning their second of three consecutive automatic bids the NCAA Tournament. CC advanced to the regional final of the national playoffs and finished the year ranked No. 12 in the AVCA’s Top 25 with a 33-7 record for the second-best mark in program history.
A current employee of USAVolleyball – Coaching Education, Chad Koenegstein is in his first season as an assistant coach at Colorado College. A recent transplant to Colorado Springs, Koenegstein is involved in the volleyball community as a coach and player.
Formerly an assistant coach at Division II University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and coach of multiple high school, junior high and club teams, he brings energy and insight from various levels of the game. Growing up as a multi-sport athlete in Southern Illinois, Koenegstein enjoyed success in track and field, swimming, and cross country. However, while attending Murray State University, volleyball (coaching and playing) became a passion.
Since graduating in 2013 with a degree in elementary education, Koenegstein has coached 19 volleyball teams and instructed at countless camps.
Wayne Wetherby, an assistant coach at Colorado College since 2005, has played and coached volleyball for the past 27 years. Since joining the program he has helped the Tigers compile a 313-90 (.776) record while primarily working with the defense.
Before joining the CC staff, Wetherby coached high school volleyball for 14 years, including 11 11 as a head coach. He guided or helped guide 10 of those teams to the postseason during his tenure, two of which made their first postseason appearance in more than seven years. Wetherby also coached club volleyball for 12 years, instructing 14’s through 18’s. All of Wetherby’s club teams finished in the top 10 in the Rocky Mountain Region in their respective age groups, while three of those teams advanced to Junior Nationals.
Wetherby graduated from Colorado State University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences (concentration in criminal justice). While attending CSU, he competed on the men’s club volleyball team for three years as a defensive specialist and outside hitter.
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Shelley Small is in her first year of coaching at Colorado College. She moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Colorado Springs in 2013. Her background in volleyball spans thirty years as both a Division I player and coach. Shelley was a four-sport athlete at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, and went on to be a middle blocker and outside hitter at Baylor University, where she was named Rookie of the Year, All-Southwest Conference and team captain for two seasons. She was the first scholarship volleyball player at Baylor.
Back in the DFW area, Shelley coached volleyball at L.D. Bell High School, Grapevine High School, and coached club with North Dallas VBC, Mid-Cities VBC, Team North Texas, Victory VBC, and 900. She also started the fast-pitch softball program at L.D. Bell, where her team reached the Regional Semi-Finals of the 5A Texas State Championship Tournament in just their third season.
In 2013, Shelley took the helm at Air Academy High School, located on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy. In her first season there, the Kadets went all the way to the 4A State Championship match. Currently, Shelley is the head boys’ coach at Cheyenne Mountain, where the Indians enjoyed a trip to the 2018 State Tournament
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