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CLICK ON A BOX BELOW OR SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RICH AND PROUD VOLLEYBALL TRADITION AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

MEET COACH HILBERT

Meet Coach Hilbert and learn more about his approach to leading a successful NCAA volleyball program

A WINNING TRADITION

Explore Ram Volleyball's decorated history and learn more about our winning tradition

EXPERIENCE MOBY MADNESS

Learn more about the incredible atmosphere created by our passionate home crowd

FACILITIES

Take a tour of the world-class training and academic facilities available to Ram Volleyball players.

2014 RAM VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

Meet the players who'll take the court for the Rams this fall as they look to defend their Mountain West championship and qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the 20th straight year

GREAT MOMENTS

Relive some of the most incredible moments from Ram Volleyball's recent past with these great video highlights

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RAM VOLLEYBALL vs. SAN JOSE STATE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – MOBY ARENA
2014/11/19 19:00:00
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A WINNING TRADITION

COLORADO STATE VOLLEYBALL IS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DIVISION I VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS IN NCAA HISTORY
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COACHING STAFF

MEET THE RAM VOLLEYBALL COACHING STAFF, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE AND COACHING PHILOSOPHY

TOM HILBERT

Head Coach, 1997 – present
Hilbert by the Numbers:

  • 605 career victories over 25 seasons (17th among active coaches)
  • 431 victories at CSU (winningest coach in any sport in CSU history)
  • .773 career winning percentage (10th among active coaches; 15th all-time)
  • 22 consecutive seasons with at least 20 wins
  • 17 NCAA tournament appearances in 17 seasons in Fort Collins, including five trips to the Sweet 16
  • 25 conference championships (16 reg. season)
  • 10 AVCA All-America award-winners
  • 5 AVCA Region Coach-of-the-Year awards, in addition to 14 conference honors
  • 40 wins against top-25 teams
  • Consistently ranked in the top 25, including as high as No. 3 in 2000 and No. 9 in 2013
  • .892 winning percentage at Moby Arena (240-29)
  • Ranked in the top 25 for attendance averages each season at CSU, including in the top 10 four times

BROOK COULTER

Associate Head Coach, 2012 – present
Brook Coulter joined the Colorado State volleyball coaching staff on Jan. 26, 2012, as associate head coach, and begins her third season with the program in 2014. With her diverse background, Coulter works with all aspects of the program, including first-contact defense, outside hitting and as the team’s recruiting coordinator.

By coaching at CSU, Coulter was able to return to her hometown. A 1996 graduate of Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Coulter spent her childhood watching CSU volleyball. She attended matches at Moby Arena, and beginning at the age of 14, even kept a three-ring binder full of newspaper clippings.

In just two seasons as associate head coach, she has made a lasting impact on the CSU volleyball program. The Rams have won back-to-back Mountain West championships with Coulter’s assistance, and in 2013, set a program record with a .933 winning percentage. CSU ranked as high as No. 9 nationally, and began the season 27-0. The Rams’ back-row defense held a .953 reception percentage, sixth-best in program history, and set a school record with a .926 serve percentage. On offense, CSU hit .299, second-best in program history.

Over the past two seasons, CSU has earned eight All-Mountain West selections and six AVCA All-Region nods. Coulter has tutored some of the program’s top defensive specialists, including Izzy Gaulia – who ranks second for career digs – Cassidy Denny – whose .952 serve percentage in 2013 ranked second all-time for a true freshman – and Jaime Colaizzi – who as a sophomore in 2013 had 26 double-figure dig matches (tied for fourth), including 23 in a three-set win over Air Force (fifth-most for a three-set match).

Coulter, a standout player and career service aces record-holder at Cal, also has extensive experience with several U.S. teams.

LUKE MURRAY

Assistant Coach, 2014 – present
Luke Murray begins his first season with the Colorado State volleyball coaching staff in 2014. The assistant coach was hired by Head Coach Tom Hilbert on May 20, 2014. Murray works with the team’s middle blockers, in addition to being the program’s scouting coordinator and handling a large portion of its recruiting.

Prior to his arrival in Fort Collins, Murray spent the past two seasons (2012-13) as an assistant at East Tennessee State. With the Buccaneers, he guided the team to a pair of conference titles and a 45-22 overall record. In 2012, ETSU went 23-13 and appeared in the school’s first-ever NCAA tournament after running the table during the Atlantic-Sun tournament. A year later, the Buccaneers went 22-9 and won the regular-season title.

Murray worked with the ETSU setters, the position he won a national championship at while playing for Penn State. As ETSU’s top assistant, he also served as the team’s recruiting coordinator and assisted with scouting and academics.

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RAM VOLLEYBALL

THE PROCESS
Coach Hilbert provides a detailed look at the program-wide process of preparing student-athletes for success, both on the court and in the classroom. By emphasizing a support network that affords each individual the guidance and mentoring necessary to successfully make the transition into college, Coach Hilbert has found a way to instill a balance in the lives of his players.
We want players to grow in all areas, everyday; grow as athletes, grow academically, grow as citizens, and just grow as people.
- Tom Hilbert
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2014 RAM VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

MEET THE PLAYERS TAKING THE COURT THIS FALL AS RAM VOLLEYBALL SEEKS A SIXTH STRAIGHT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

RAM VOLLEYBALL FACILITIES

TAKE A TOUR OF THE WORLD-CLASS TRAINING AND ACADEMIC FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO RAM VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

MOBY ARENA

Game day Home of Ram Volleyball and Moby Madness

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Newly constructed, state-of-the-art training center

INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY

Dedicated court space where Ram Volleyball players sharpen their game

Academic Training Center

Our commitment to the academic success of our student athlete family

SPORTS MEDICINE

Comprehensive training facility staffed by sports medicine professionals

TEAM LOCKER ROOM

Ram Volleyball's comfortable home away from home

TEAM LOCKER ROOM

Ram Volleyball's comfortable home away from home

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GREAT MOMENTS IN RAM VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Relive some of the great moments in Ram Volleyball history with these video highlights
2013 Season Highlights
CSU Defeats #5 Nebraska
2012 Season Highlights
2011 Season Highlights
2010 Season Highlights - Part 1
2010 Season Highlights - Part 2
2009 Season Highlights - Part 1
2009 Season Highlights - Part 2
2009 Season Highlights - Part 3
2006 Mountain West Championship
2009 NCAA Tournament vs. Washington
2012 vs. UCLA
Coach Hilbert's Top 10

LIFE OFF THE COURT

RAM VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS ATTEND CLASS ON A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS, LOCATED IN AN AWARD-WINNING TOWN

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

Home of the Rams, and so much more
Colorado State University’s campus is in the center of the Perfect College Town – Fort Collins, just at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The mild climate, majestic Rockies, and community spirit make Fort Collins an ideal place to live and learn.
Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins, a city of 134,000 located 60 miles north of Denver, represents the very best of Colorado.  There’s something for everyone – shopping malls, hundreds of restaurants, six movie complexes, a regional cultural center, natural areas, miles of bike trails, and cozy coffee houses – right here in town.
For outdoor enthusiasts, camping, hiking, snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing to rafting, fishing, or water skiing, are all within a short drive.  And with the region’s agreeable climate of 300 days of sunshine a year, we’re able to enjoy our spectacular surroundings year-’round.
One of the nation’s top research universities, Colorado State University leads the world in such disciplines as human and animal health, clean energy and the environment, engineering, and climate research.
CSU also offers some of the top professional programs in the country in construction management, business, journalism, and occupational therapy, along with outstanding programs in the liberal and performing arts, humanities and social sciences.
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MOBY MADNESS

MOBY ARENA IS HOME TO ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE AND EFFECTIVE HOME COURT ADVANTAGES IN THE NATION
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With nationally ranked attendance, the Rams love to play in Moby Arena, and it shows. In the Hilbert Era, the Rams have posted the fourth-best home winning percentage since 2011. His all-time record entering 2014 is 240-29.

With a 90-7 home record in Mountain West Conference contests entering 2014, the Rams and their passionate fans have made Moby Arena one of the most difficult and intimidating venues for opposing teams to visit.

Over 500 season ticket holders, a fully invested booster club, and rowdy student sections make crowds of 3000+ a regular occurrence.

TOP 10 MOBY ARENA CROWDS

MATCHATTENDANCEYEAR
Wisconsin7,0182014
Nebraska6,7502011
Duke6,3332010
BYU6,2601988
UCLA5,6412012
BYU5,4862001
Wyoming5,3891987
BYU5,3171987
BYU5,3072000
Nebraska5,0871987
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NATIONALLY RANKED ATTENDANCE

YEARAVERAGE ATTENDANCENATIONAL RANK
20133,2837
20122,15916
20112,15117
20102,18013
20091,84618
20082,3329
20071,70018
20061,55419
20051,64818
20041,78011

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