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The 2015 season marks Rick Swans 18th as head volleyball coach at Colorado College. Owner of a 429-155 record (.730) since taking the reins in 1998, Swan has guided the Tigers to a school-record 17 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Swan was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference co-Coach of the Year in 2012 when he guided CC to a third consecutive playoff championship as well as a share of the leagues regular-season title.
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 AVCAs Top 25 with a 33-7 record for the second-best mark in program history.
Vanessa Gemignani, a standout setter at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs and Metropolitan State University of Denver, will join the Colorado College volleyball program as a full-time assistant on Aug. 1,
Although Gemignani is making her debut in the collegiate coaching ranks, she is well known in the club systems along the Front Range.
Gemignani previously served as a volunteer coach with the Denver Juniors, Colorado Juniors and at the Gold Crown Facility. Most recently, she has been a coach with Team Colorado Volleyball Club since October 2015.
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 14s through 18s. All of Wetherbys 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.
Brendan Ledwith is in his first season on the Colorado College coaching staff. His primary responsibilities include training the middle hitters and providing video breakdown and statistical analysis.
As a coordinator of sport development for USA Volleyball, Ledwith is charged with growing the sport on all levels, from youth to collegiate, and across all disciplines including indoor, beach and sitting.
In addition to his position with USAV, Ledwith adds years of experience at the collegiate, high school and club levels.