The 2019 season was the seventh for Chad Callihan at the helm of the Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball program. He was named the head coach on May 28, 2013 and became the 13th head volleyball coach in Cowgirl history.
Callihan has been a driving force at the top of the Cowgirl volleyball program in each of his four seasons as head coach. The 2019 season was the third consecutive year for Callihan at Wyoming that ended in postseason play. Chad became the program’s all-time Winningest coach with 125 wins on September 6th. The team also finished it’s sixth-consecutive season with an RPI within the top-100.
Associate Head Coach
2019 was Kaylee’s first season with the Cowgirls. Kaylee came to Wyoming after serving for two years as an assistant coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she helped lead the Flames to two-straight seasons of 17 wins or more. Prior to arriving at UIC, she served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois, where she was key in planning the program’s recruiting efforts, organizing summer camps and handling day-to-day office operations.
Kaylee played at Tampa from 2010-12. She was a member of three SSC and South Region championship squads, and helped the Spartans reach two national championship matches in three years.
Wyoming Volleyball Head Coach Chad Callihan announced the hiring of former Cowgirl and former Laramie High School head coach Becky Baker (Stewart) as an assistant coach January 30, 2020.
Baker has been the head volleyball coach at Laramie High School since the fall of 2015. During her time with the Lady Plainsmen, Baker was a three-time Wyoming Coach of the Year on the West side of the conference, receiving the honor each of the last three seasons. While at LHS, Baker helped lead her teams to five top-five finishes at the state tournament with two fifth-place, two third-place and one second-place finish.
As a player at UW, Baker was a two-time Mountain West All-Conference honoree (2012 and 2013) and a three-time Mountain West All-Academic Team member (2011-13).
Assistant Camp Director
Reese Plante joined the Wyoming women’s volleyball staff as Assistant Director of Player Development in June of 2017. She arranges team travel, orders and organizes equipment and coordinates home tournaments among several other duties.
Reese is a native of Fort Collins and was a four-year letterwinner (2010-2013) for Wyoming. She earned an art degree from UW with a marketing communication minor in May of 2014. Plante was a four-time Academic All-MW and MW Scholar Athlete selection while wearing the Brown and Gold. She is fourth all-time with 440 total blocks and 447 sets played in a career. Additionally, she is sixth in Cowgirl history with a .288 career hitting percentage.