Hulsmeyer Named Assistant VB Coach

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State volleyball coach Suzie Fritz announced the hiring of Jeff Hulsmeyer as an assistant coach for the Wildcat program. Hulsmeyer joins the staff after most recently serving as head coach for two years at Georgetown College in Kentucky.

Hulsmeyer brings 14 years of coaching experience to the staff having seen success at different levels of the game.

“Jeff will be a wonderful addition to our staff,” Fritz said. “He brings great experience at all levels and is a proven trainer and recruiter. His enthusiasm for coaching, his character and integrity and his level of commitment to our program and our players will be exceptional.”

As the head coach of Georgetown College, an NAIA school, he led the Tigers to a 75-14 record over two years and a No. 5 ranking in 2007. Both years he was named the conference and region coach of the year. Before his time at Georgetown College, Hulsmeyer was the head coach at Purdue from 1999-2003. At Purdue, he helped the Boilermakers win the President’s Cup as the team with the highest GPA at the school. During his four years at Purdue, the team placed 20 student-athletes on the Big Ten All-Academic team.

Hulsmeyer also had two coaching stints in the Sun Belt Conference as head coach at Arkansas State and Western Kentucky. At Arkansas State he led the then-named Indians to conference championships in all three seasons. During those three years, the team never lost a regular season conference match and made two NCAA Tournament appearances.

In three seasons as the head coach of the Hilltoppers, Hulsmeyer led Western Kentucky to two Sun Belt Conference runner-up performances. He turned the team around in his first season with a 32-9 record a year after the Hilltoppers had a losing record overall.

Hulsmeyer is a two-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year winning the award once in 1991 with Western Kentucky and again in 1994 when leading Arkansas State.

He has also served as an assistant coach at Illinois where he saw success on the recruiting trail. The Fighting Illini reached the Regional Semifinal in his last season at Illinois and finished with a No. 14 ranking.

Hulsmeyer replaces Justin Ingram on the staff, who left the program to take the head coaching position at Arkansas State.