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Ellen Andrews, a 2009 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Augustana, is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Viking volleyball program in 2016.
Andrews, a native of Bancroft, Neb., comes to Augustana after spending the last two years as the recruiting coordinator and head coach for the Club Madfrog in Dallas, Texas.
Andrews spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Sam Houston State University from 2010 to 2013 and helped the Bearkats to a Southland Conference title in 2012.
During her tenure at Sam Houston State, seven different players earned All-Southland honors a total of 11 times. Andrews also oversaw one player who was recognized as the league's Player of the Year following the team's 2012 conference championship season.
Sam Houston State earned a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament all four years Andrews spent as an assistant coach with the Bearkats. Andrews joined the Sam Houston State staff as a graduate assistant coach in 2010 before being promoted to full time in 2011.
During her playing career at Augustana, Andrews earned All-NSIC Honorable Mention honors in 2008 and All-North Central Conference first team honors in 2007. Andrews was also a Daktronics All-Central Region honoree in 2008. She played in 122 matches and still ranks fifth all-time at Augustana in kills with 1,340. Andrews was a member of four straight NCAA Tournament teams during her career, including her redshirt season in 2005. She was named a team captain in 2009 and led the Vikings with 318 kills (2.97/set) while finishing second on the team with 65 total blocks.
Andrews earned academic all-conference honors all four years of her career and was twice named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team. Following her senior season, Andrews earned the NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award.
Andrews resides in Sioux Falls.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Max Curren enters his second season as a volunteer asssitant for the Augustana Volleyball program.
At Dakota State University Curran spent one season as a student assistant before becoming the head assistant coach for the following two seasons. Curran worked with the middle hitters and helped two student-athletes earn all conference honors.
Curran is a 2012 graduate of Dakota State University where he earned his bachelors degree in Exercise Science.
He currently works for Kairos Elite Volleyball as the Assistant Club Director.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Emily McCourt enters her first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Augustana University volleyball team for the 2016 season.
Emily spent her last two fall seasons as a Varsity Assistant at Totino Grace High School in Fridley, Minn. She started coaching club in 2012 at Kokoro Volleyball club as an assistant on the 15-1's. She then coached at Vital Volleyball Club assisting the 15-2's team in the 2013-2014 season, followed by head coaching the 15-3's team for the 2014-2015 season. Most recently she was the head coach of the 18-2's team at Minnesota Select.
From 2010-2013 Emily was a setter at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She received All MIAC honors 3 years and All Region honors and All American honors her senior season. She is also currently the all-time assist record holder at Augsburg.
Emily graduated from Sun Prairie High School in Wisconsin in 2010, after being a 3 year varsity setter. She played club volleyball at Wisconsin Select, Capital Volleyball Academy, and Fusáo.
McCourt graduated from Augsburg College with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry while making it on the Dean’s List all four years. She currently resides in Sioux Falls and will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sports Management and Leadership.
Other Coaches Include: Augustana Alumni, as well as members of the 2016 Augustana Volleyball team.