Meet the University of Wyoming Volleyball coaching staff!
The 2016 season was the fourth 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. UW completed the 2016 season with an 18-13 overall mark after an 11-7 campaign in conference play. Callihan recorded his 300th win against Idaho on Sept. 15 and his 85 wins at Wyoming are second most in program history. He ended his fourth season with 47 conference wins, which are most all-time in Wyoming coaching history. He moved past Hall of Fame coach Mike English for the all-time record with the win at Air Force.
Associate Head Coach
The 2016 season was the fourth 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.
Breann Nesselhuf will be in her first season as an assistant coach for Cowgirl volleyball. It was announced on December 29, 2016 by University of Wyoming volleyball head coach Chad Callihan that Nesselhuf had joined the Cowgirl coaching staff.
“We are very excited to welcome Breann,” Callihan said. “When we set out to fill this position we wanted a coach who possessed a positive personality, could recruit, and someone who would fit well with our current staff and players. Breann hit all of those check boxes. I also believe she will be a fantastic trainer for our setters and offensive system. It is an exciting time for Wyoming volleyball and we are fortunate that Breann has chosen to be a part of that.”
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.