MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College athletic department and Director of Athletics Wendell Staton are proud to announce the hiring of Gretchen Krumdieck as the head coach of the newly-established Bobcat Volleyball program. Krumdieck comes to Milledgeville after three seasons as the assistant coach of the women’s volleyball program at Division I Davidson College.
“We are thrilled that Gretchen Krumdieck has decided to lead our volleyball program at Georgia College,” said Staton. “She has proven herself as an outstanding assistant coach with tremendous integrity. Her experience as the interim head coach for the Wildcats makes her an asset as well. I am most pleased in the excitement the volleyball program and coach Krumdiek will bring to Bobcat Nation. The coach brings a great value system, tremendous energy, professionalism and attention to detail to our University. We look forward to her beginning the legacy of Bobcat volleyball.”
Krumdieck spent three seasons as the assistant coach for the Wildcats. During the 2010 campaign, She stepped in as Interim Head Coach and led the ‘Cats to a 16-18 record and fourth place finish in the South Division of the Southern Conference. Her main duties as an assistant included helping with practice and match preparation, team travel, scouting opponents, coordinating special projects and serving as assistant camp director.
Prior to Davidson, Krumdieck served as the assistant coach at the University of Buffalo in 2009 and spent the 2007-08 seasons at High Point University. She helped lead the Panthers to a 24-7 record in 2007, finishing third in the Big South Conference. The team also set school records for most wins, best winning percentage and most consecutive wins. At High Point, Krumdieck handled daily on-court instruction duties during the season and also assisted in recruiting.
Krumdieck graduated in 2003 from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va. with a B.A. in elementary education. She helped lead her team to two West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Regular-Season Championships and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. In 2000, Krumdieck was named WVIAC Player of the Year, WVIAC Tournament MVP, AVCA Great Lakes Region All-Region and AVCA All-American Honorable Mention.
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