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.
By coaching at CSU, Coulter is 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 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 the University of 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.
Coulter has also spent her time coaching away from the college venue. In 2011, she was an assistant coach for a USA Volleyball Junior A2 team, and in 2009, she was the head coach for USA Volleyball's high performance A3 camp. The year prior, in 2008, she was an assistant to 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.
Prior to her coaching career, Coulter was a standout player. 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 2002, before playing overseas, she was an assistant coach at the University of Nevada, where she organized summer camps and maintained a recruiting database.
In college, Coulter was a four-year starter and three-year captain at the University of 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 service aces (162), and ranks eighth in attempts (3,066) and ninth in digs (1,121). She recorded 56 aces during the 1998 season (third all-time at Cal) and set a Cal single-match aces record with nine against Oregon in 1998. She also coached the Golden Bear Volleyball Club while playing at Cal.
Coulter completed her bachelor of arts in integrative biology in May 2001 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.