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Photos from CSU's 3-2 second-round victory over rival Colorado - NCAA tournament - 12/6/14 [Photos by Dan Byers]
No. 9 Colorado State swept Air Force for the 21st-straight time on Nov. 13, improving to 25-2, 13-1 MW. Photos by Dan Byers.
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No. 8 CSU swept Pepperdine to improve to 11-1 on the season - 9/20/14 [Photos by Nic Hallisey]
Brook Coulter joined the Colorado State volleyball coaching staff on Jan. 26, 2012, as associate head coach, and completed her third season with the program in 2014. With her diverse background, Coulter works with all aspects of the program, including first-contact defense, outside hitting and as the team's recruiting coordinator.
By coaching at CSU, Coulter was able to return to her hometown. A 1996 graduate of Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Coulter spent her childhood watching CSU volleyball. She attended matches at Moby Arena, and beginning at the age of 14, even kept a three-ring binder full of newspaper clippings.
In just three seasons as associate head coach, she has made a lasting impact on the volleyball program. The Rams have won three-straight Mountain West championships with Coulter's assistance, and from 2013-14, held a .922 winning percentage - the best two-year mark in program history and the second-best in the nation during those two seasons. After going 21-8 in 2012, Coulter's first with the Rams, CSU began the 2013 season with 27-straight victories en route to a program-best .933 winning percentage (28-2). A year later, the Rams were just as good, going 31-3, ranking as high as No. 6 nationally and advancing to the NCAA Regional Semifinals.
Over the past three seasons, CSU has earned 13 All-Mountain West selections and eight AVCA All-Region nods, and Coulter has developed a floor defense that ranks among the best in school history. In 2013, CSU's defense recorded a .953 reception percentage, while the Rams set a school record with a .926 serve percentage and ranked in the top 10 nationally with a .299 hitting percentage.
Coulter has tutored some of the program's top defensive specialists, including Izzy Gaulia - who ranks third for career digs - Cassidy Denny - whose .952 serve percentage in 2013 ranked second all-time for a true freshman - and Jaime Colaizzi - a 2014 All-Mountain West Honorable Mention selection. In 2014, Colaizzi became the 11th CSU player to ever reach 1,000 career digs, and she's expected to finish her career ranked in the top three of CSU's record books.
Away from the court, she plays a large role in CSU's development process as the program's recruiting coordinator. She is also instrumental to the Rams' academic success, which has been shown with the team's 25 Mountain West Academic All-Conference selections during Coulter's three-year tenure in Fort Collins, in addition to an Academic All-American.
Prior to her time at CSU, Coulter spent one season (2011) as an assistant coach at Georgia, training the Bulldogs' outside hitters and liberos, as well as coordinating camps, planning freshman transition and working with academics.
Before her stint in Athens, Coulter was an assistant coach at Denver for four seasons (2007-10). There, she worked with the team's outside hitters and defensive specialists, in addition to many off-the-court aspects of the program. The Pioneers went 77-54 during her tenure, including a program-best 25-7 mark in 2008.
Her coaching career began as a volunteer assistant at Nevada in 2002, where she organized summer camps and maintained a recruiting database. After one season in Reno, however, she put coaching on hold to continue her playing career.
She played professionally in Europe from 2002-07, competing for teams in Slovenia, Austria, Spain, Germany and Holland. She was also employed by Bring It Promotions, where she directed and organized international tours throughout Slovenia and eastern Europe.
In college, Coulter was a four-year starter and three-year captain at California. The outside hitter was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team in 1996 and was a two-time member of the Pac-10 Honorable Mention squad. Today, she still ranks first all-time in Cal's record book for career service aces (162) and aces in a match (nine). She finished her career ranked sixth for digs (1,121) and seventh for kills (966), and in 1998, her 56 aces ranked fourth nationally.
As a senior in 1999, she was coached by long-time CSU Head Coach Rich Feller. Coulter was a two-sport athlete, also competing with the women's basketball team for one season.
Away from the college level, Coulter has a wealth of experience with the international game.
In 2014, she was an assistant coach for the U.S. Girls' Youth National Team, earning a silver medal at the NORCECA Women's U-18 Continental Championship in Costa Rica and a berth in the 2015 FIVB Women's U-18 World Championship.
Coulter served as head coach for the 2013 USA Future Select National Training Program, working with the top athletes under 13 years of age. In 2010 and 2011, she was an assistant coach for the USA Volleyball Women's A2 Junior National Team in England and for the Global Challenge in Croatia, winning a gold medal. She was the head coach for USA Volleyball's 2009 High Performance A3 camp, and the year prior, in 2008, was an assistant on the bronze medal-winning USA Women's A2 Volleyball Open Adult Championship team.
Additionally, Coulter founded the Green Valley Ranch U-12 Starlings club program. In June 2009, the Starlings captured a bronze medal at the Starlings National Championship in San Diego, Calif. As a student-athlete at Cal, she coached the Golden Bear Volleyball Club.
Coulter earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative biology in 2001 from California, and was a physical therapy aide at the Nevada Physical Therapy-Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic upon graduation. Her parents still live in Fort Collins.
|2002||Nevada||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|2012-Present||Colorado State||Associate Head Coach|
|2002||Nevada||Volunteer Assistant Coach||NCAA Tournament First Round|
|2012||Colorado State||Associate Head Coach||NCAA Tournament First Round|
|2013||Colorado State||Associate Head Coach||NCAA Tournament First Round|
|2014||Colorado State||Associate Head Coach||NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals|
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