Kalie Mader begins her second season at Blinn College after coaching the Buccaneers to a 31-12 overall record in 2015. In her first season at Blinn, 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.
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 53-23 in two 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.