STORM LAKE - Buena Vista University athletic director Jan Travisn has announced the hiring of Lindsey Johnsen as head volleyball coach.
Johnsen, who will also serve as an instructor in the exercise science department at Buena Vista, will begin her duties later this month.
Johnsen has served as an interim assistant and graduate assistant coach at St. Cloud State University for the past three seasons. Johnsen, who was coaching as an assistant under Patricia Mickow, helped lead St. Cloud State to the NCAA Division II Tournament last fall for the firsttime since 1995.
The Huskies finished the year with a 19-13 record, their highest win total in nearly a decade.
"We are very excited to bring somebody in of Lindsey's caliber," Travis commented. "Her knowledge and enthusiasm for volleyball that she will bring to the court gives me great reason to look forward to her career here. I am confident that Lindsey will be able to take Buena Vista volleyball to the next level."
Johnsen will take over at BVU for Amy Sander who resigned earlier this spring. Buena Vista, which has improved its winning percentage each of the past five years, is coming off of a 14-16 2004 campaign.
A 2002 graduate of Mayville State with a degree in elementary education, Johnsen was a four-year starter for the Mayville State volleyball team. In 2001, Johnsen served as a senior assistant coach at Mayville State. She went on to coach two seasons at Mayport C.G. High School in Mayville, N.D. Johnsen helped lead that team to a North Dakota Class B state title in 2001 and her team placed second in state during the 2002 season.
Johnsen graduated from Underwood High School in Underwood, Minn. She recently earned her master's degree in sports management at St. Cloud.