No. 24 Colorado State dropped a five-set thriller against No. 14 Tennessee on Aug. 31.
Brook Coulter joined the Colorado State women's volleyball coaching staff on Jan. 26, 2012, as associate head coach. Due to her diverse background, she works with all aspects of the volleyball program, especially the outside hitters and first-contact defense. Additionally, she's 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, Colo., 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 about the program.
Coulter spent one season (2011) as an assistant coach at Georgia, training the outside hitters and liberos, as well as coordinating camps, planning freshman transition and working with academics.
Prior to her time 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 at Nevada in 2002, where she organized summer camps and maintained a recruiting database. However, she then put coaching on hold to continue her playing career.
She played professionally in Europe from 2002-07, competing for teams in Austria, Spain, Germany and Slovenia. 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 All-Pac-10 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 in career service aces (162) and aces in a match (nine). She finished her career ranked sixth in digs (1,121) and seventh in 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, she was an assistant coach for a USA Volleyball Junior A2 team in 2011, and this past summer was the head coach for the USA Future Select National Training Program, working with the top athletes under 13 years of age. In 2009, she was the head coach for USA Volleyball's high performance A3 camp, and the year prior, in 2008, was an assistant on the bronze medal-winning USA Volleyball Open Adult Championship team. She also founded the Green Valley Ranch 12-and-under Starlings Club program. In June 2009, the Starlings captured the 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 completed her bachelor of arts in integrative biology in May 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.