CSU-Pueblo assistant volleyball coach, Kelli Berg, has resigned her position to pursue a career in physical therapy, CSU-Pueblo Athletic Director, Joe Folda, announced Wednesday.
Berg has served as the CSU-Pueblo assistant volleyball coach for the past two seasons, beginning her duties prior to the 2008 season. She came to the ThunderWolves through the NCAA Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant, which helps provide funds to Division II institutions to assist in the creation of assistant coaching positions primarily for women and minorities.
With CSU-Pueblo, she coordinated the ThunderWolves' recruiting operations and summer camp programs. Prior to coming to CSU-Pueblo, she was a standout volleyball player at Kansas Wesleyan, graduating in 2008.
Berg is leaving collegiate coaching to pursue a degree in physical therapy from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.
"The CSU-Pueblo staff and my volleyball team are special groups of people, and I will definitely miss them all," Berg said. "I appreciate the support I've had from administrators, staff, and coaches in the athletic department who have helped me grow as a person. The friendships I've made here over the last couple of years are something I will hold onto forever. I wish the school and athletic programs the best of luck in the future."
"Kelli was a tremendous asset to the volleyball program and she will be missed," CSU-Pueblo head volleyball coach, Chris Jonson, said. "While it is hard to lose such a vital member of the coaching staff we want to wish Kelli good luck in her future endeavors at school. I know she will be successful in whatever path she chooses to take and I look forward to hearing about her success in the future."
The search for Berg's replacement will begin soon, with a job announcement being posted on the CSU-Pueblo website, www.colostate-pueblo.edu, as soon as possible. Those wishing to show interest in the position may contact the CSU-Pueblo Department of Athletics at (719) 549-2711.