UI volleyball set for weekend contests at Michigan, Michigan State
The Hawkeyes took part in their 1st spring tournament on March 29
New volleyball head coach addressed the crowd in the Feller Club Room Tuesday
Head coach Bond Shymansky announced the hiring of his assistants this week
University of Iowa volleyball head coach Bond Shymansky announced the hiring of associate head coach Michaela Franklin on Feb. 25, 2014. Franklin will serve as the recruiting coordinator and defensive coordinator for the Hawkeyes.
Franklin comes to Iowa after spending the 2013 season as the head volleyball coach at Green Bay. The Phoenix accomplished a 14-14 overall record and a 9-5 mark in Horizon League action. She had four players receive Horizon League honors at the end of the year, including three all-league selections and the conference Freshman of the Year. It was the second time in Green Bay history, and first time since 2003, that three earned all-league nods, and the first time in school history the Phoenix had a Freshman of the Year and a total of four postseason honorees.
Prior to her time at Green Bay, Franklin spent four seasons coaching alongside Shymansky as an assistant coach at Marquette. While there, she served as the team's recruiting coordinator, trained the outside hitters and was the defense coordinator. The Golden Eagles appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2011 and 2012, and placed second in the Big East Conference in 2012 with a 13-2 record.
Franklin began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Northern Illinois from 2006-08.
Franklin played collegiate volleyball at Kansas State from 2002-04. She helped the Wildcats to a Big 12 Championship and three NCAA Tournament appearances. The Lincoln, Neb., native graduated with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services in 2005.