Kalie Mader begins her third season as the head coach of the Buccaneers volleyball program.
Mader has compiled a 49-34 record since arriving at Blinn College, taking the Buccaneers to the Region XIV tournament both years. In 2015, Mader became only the second first-year coach in program history to earn a trip to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. The Buccaneers won the Region XIV Tournament in 2015 over San Jacinto College-Central and placed seventh at the national tournament in Casper, Wyo.
Under Mader, 10 Buccaneers have earned All-American, All-Region, and All-Conference honors. Jordyn Keamo earned all three honors, while Eboni Mitchell and Abolanle Onipede earned All-Region and All-Conference honors. Alexis Kingston, Paola Marie Salas Adorno, Ally Lanik, Dana Teets, Kayla Valigura, Danusia Sipa Borgeaud, and Britny Mitchell also earned All-Conference honors.
Mader comes to Blinn from Pratt (Kan.) Community College, where she took a program that went 7-23 prior to her arrival and led it to a 22-11 mark and the regional tournament last season. Mader has a career head coaching record of 71-35 in three seasons.
She served as an assistant coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and as a graduate assistant at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.
At Pratt, Mader was a two-time Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Academic All-American and a KJCCC second-team all-conference selection as a player. She then transferred to SWOSU, where she tallied 362 kills, 117 digs, 81 blocks and 79 assists. Following her senior season, Mader was named to the Great American Conference all-academic team.
A native of Nickerson, Kan., she holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in sports management.