St. Olaf names Emily Foster head volleyball coach

St. Olaf names Emily Foster head volleyball coach

By Mike Ludwig, St. Olaf Sports Information

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Emily Foster has been named head volleyball coach at St. Olaf, athletic director Ryan Bowles announced Thursday morning. 

Foster spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Division II Northern State University, where she handled defense and was the program's recruiting coordinator. The Wolves went a combined 66-22 in that span including a 25-4 mark overall and a 17-3 record in NSIC play in 2015. Before her stint at Northern State, Foster spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at MSU-Mankato.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Emily to the Ole family," Bowles said. "She brings an impressive resume to St. Olaf both as a player and coach."

Foster was a three-time All-America and two-time MIAC MVP at the University of St. Thomas. She helped lead the Tommies to three NCAA appearances, including a trip to the quarterfinals in her final season.

"It was clear from the beginning that Emily's values align with our own and that she is committed to successfully developing our students both academically and athletically," he said.  "We are thrilled to have Emily lead our volleyball program."

Foster has club coaching experience as well. She coached at Minnesota One Volleyball Club in Bloomington and at ORVC in Mankato. 

Foster is a native of Hopkins, Minn. She hold's a bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Thomas and a master's degree in sport and exercise psychology from MSU-Mankato.  

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