Date Posted:06/06/2006, 9:30AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Karen Corey as the Interim Head Coach of the Women's Volleyball Program. A former Division I volleyball standout, Corey is a USA Volleyball CAP Level II coach and served as an assistant on the squad last season.
Corey started playing volleyball 20 years ago and had a strong prep career that included an Illinois Class A State Championship, State All-Tournament selection, Second-Team All-Conference member, and an Academic All-Conference selection for three seasons. Corey continued her athletic and academic success at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. A readily contributing member to the Division I Midshipmen team, Corey earned Patriot League Second-Team All-Conference both her junior and senior years. She was further selected as Team MVP her senior year. After graduation and between military tours, Corey continued to play competitive volleyball and competed for the All-Navy Volleyball team in 1998 and 1999.
Her coaching career started as a volunteer at various local high schools at her duty stations and formally continued after her active duty military service. In 2001, Corey was the freshman coach at Princeton High School (Princeton, IL). She came to Bowdoin in 2004 and served as the director of volleyball operations and moved to the first assistant position in 2005. Corey has earned a B.S. in Oceanography (USNA), M.S. in Sports Management (Northern Illinois University) and is an MBA candidate. She resides in Brunswick with her husband and three daughters.
Corey replaces former coach Kellie Bearman, who resigned the post this past spring. Bowdoin posted a 12-17 mark last season, just missing out on the NESCAC Tournament.