July 10, 2008
IOWA CITY - University of Iowa volleyball Head Coach Sharon Dingman has announced that Angie Mlinar has been hired as the team's Director of Operations. The announcement came Thursday from Dingman.
"I am very proud to be an Iowa Hawkeye," Mlinar said. I am thrilled to join Sharon, Chris (Gaskill), and Jason (Allen) to complete the Iowa volleyball staff. I would like to thank Sharon and the administration for giving me this opportunity to work for the University of Iowa and in the Big Ten Conference. Iowa volleyball has a lot to look forward to this season and in the upcoming years. I'm excited for the future of Iowa volleyball."
Mlinar comes to Iowa after serving as a graduate assistant with volleyball operations at the University of Alabama from 2006-07. She helped coordinate team travel, home matches and tournaments, team receptions and banquets and both youth development and coaches clinics. Mlinar also helped oversee day-to-day operations for the volleyball office, including scheduling, recruiting and budget issues.
Prior to her stint at Alabama, Mlinar was a student worker for volleyball operations at the University of Nebraska from 2003-06. During her time, the Cornhuskers were a perennial top-five program and won the 2006 NCAA national championship.
"With Angie becoming a Hawkeye, our staff is now complete," Dingman said. "This is a very exciting hire for us because Angie has experience at the highest level and brings a championship mentality to our program. She has worked with two of the best coaches and programs in the country. Angie exudes enthusiasm, passion and professionalism. She is a tremendous hire for Hawkeye volleyball."
Mlinar has four years of coaching experience at the club level. She served as both an assistant and co-head coach for the South Central Volleyball Club in St. Paul, NE, from 2003-06. Mlinar also taught private lessons at the Nebraska Volleyball Academy in Lincoln, NE, in 2006 and is currently both an assistant and co-head coach for the Club Crimson Volleyball Club in Tuscaloosa, AL.
The St. Paul, NE, native graduated from Nebraska in 2006 with a degree in education and human sciences, with endorsements in natural sciences and coaching. She received her masters in general studies in human environmental sciences, with an emphasis in sport management, from Alabama in the spring of 2008.