The Central Washington University graduate returns to the Northwest after spending the last five seasons as the head coach at Division I Iona.
The Billings native returns home for her first four-year college head coaching assignment after two seasons leading the program at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas.
Central Washington is the GNAC's finalist for the NCAA Division II Award of Excellence, recognizing programs that typify the division's six key attributes. CWU was recognized for "Avory's Night" in November.
Western Washington's volleyball season came to end the way it began as the Vikings took a three-set loss to Wheeling Jesuit in the NCAA Division II Tournament semifinals.
Led by a 16-kill, 10-block double-double by freshman Kayleigh Harper, Western Washington advanced to the NCAA Division II Volleyball semis with a four-set win over Rockhurst.