The 2018 season was the sixth 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 2018 season was the second consecutive year for Callihan at Wyoming that ended in postseason play. It accepted a bid to compete in the National Invitatational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) where it fell to Utah Valley in the opening round. The team also finished it’s fifth-consecutive season with an RPI within the top-100.
Associate Head Coach
The 2018 season was also the sixth with the Cowgirls for Dan Georgalas. UW ended the year ranked 20th in the nation with a .163 opponent hitting percentage and tied 28th with 294 total team blocks. The Cowgirls finished second behind Colorado State with a 2.67 blocks per set average.
During the 2015 season, Georgalas was instrumental in guiding the Cowgirl defense that held its opponents to just a .159 hitting efficiency, while UW additionally ranked sixth in the NCAA with 3.01 blocks per set and eighth with 349 total team blocks.
2019 will be Kaylee’s first season with the Cowgirls. Kaylee comes 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.
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.