Bri Olmstead
Bri Olmstead

Position:
Director of Volleyball Operations

Years Coaching:
Sixth (second as director of operations)


Former Rams standout Bri Olmstead is in her sixth full-time season with the Colorado State coaching staff, and second as the program's director of operations. She is responsible for all off-the-court duties, including scheduling, travel logistics and organizing all of CSU's summer camps.

Olmstead, then known by Bri Frech, first joined the Rams as a player in 2003 after spending her freshman and sophomore years at Salt Lake City Community College. During the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Olmstead was a consistent starter for the Rams, earning All-Mountain West and MW Championships honors while leading the Rams to NCAA bids in both years and a combined 56-9 record. As a junior, CSU advanced to the Sweet 16, and during Olmstead's senior season, the Rams were ranked as high as No. 9 nationally. Olmstead was a rare six-rotation middle blocker because of her exceptional serving and passing ability.

In 2005, Olmstead served as a student-assistant for the Rams while completing her degree. She then played professionally in France for MVS La Rochette during the 2006 season. Her club finished second in the French league that year.

Olmstead returned to Fort Collins in 2007 to pursue a career in coaching. She was the team's video and statistics coordinator during the 2007 season, before joining the sidelines as an assistant coach from 2008-11. As an assistant, her emphasis was on first-contact defense and scouting.

A native of Eschwege, Germany, she received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from CSU in 2005. She is married to Charlie Olmstead and has a daughter, Lilly, who will turn 2 in May. Olmstead resides in Fort Collins, Colo.

Career Background

Seasons School/Team Title
2005 Colorado State Student-Assistant
2007 Colorado State Video Coordinator
2008-11 Colorado State Assistant Coach
2012-Present Colorado State Director of Operations

Postseason Experience

Season School/Team Appearance
2005 Colorado State NCAA Tournament Regional Quarterfinals
2007 Colorado State NCAA Tournament Regional Quarterfinals
2008 Colorado State NCAA Tournament Regional Quarterfinals
2009 Colorado State NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals
2010 Colorado State NCAA Tournament Regional Quarterfinals
2011 Colorado State NCAA Tournament Regional Quarterfinals
2012 Colorado State NCAA Tournament First Round
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