Head Volleyball Coach
Augustana College ’00
Lindsay Wilber was hired to take over as head coach of the Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball program in late December. This is the first head coaching job for Wilber, who has strong ties to the area as well as the game of volleyball.
Wilber takes over a squad that fought injuries throughout the season and went 7-28 overall and 0-16 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in 2013. Junior setter Bri Jung and sophomore outside hitter Sarah Kruse both earned All-GPAC Honorable Mention accolades. Jung was eighth in the GPAC with 632 assists, and is fourth on the Tigers’ all-time assists list with 2,237. She is also 14th on the all-time digs list with 731. Kruse led the team with 226 kills.
Jung also earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
Wilber, a Lakefield, Minn., native, most recently worked as the Sioux Falls South 17u club coach in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also founded and directed the TIBBS Volleyball Academy in Sioux Falls from 2010-12 and worked with up to 300 volleyball players annually on skill development. Wilber also was a varsity assistant at Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School from 2002-05, and worked as the club director and a coach for the Sioux Falls South team from 2003-06.
Wilber played college volleyball at Augustana College in Sioux Falls from 1997-2000. She earned AVCA All-American First Team honors in 1999 and 2000 and second team All-American honors as a sophomore in 1998. She was All-North Central Conference and All-North Central Region selection three years in a row, and was named a Successful Farming All-American and a Lutheran Brotherhood All-American in 2000. She was part of the NCAA Division II national runner-up team in 2000, and is still second in kills, third in total attacks, fifth in digs and eighth in service aces for a career at Augustana.
Wilber lives in Mitchell with her husband, Matt, who was hired as the head men’s basketball coach at DWU in June 2013. They have four sons: AJ and Ben (7), Nathan (5) and Tyson (1).
Assistant Volleyball Coach
After a successful career with the Dakota Wesleyan volleyball team in 2005 and 2006, Katrina Talley has returned to DWU as an assistant for first-year head coach Lindsay Wilber. Talley was an outside hitter/defensive specialist for the Tigers while attending DWU and finished her career with more than 600 digs. She served as a student assistant for the Tigers in 2008.
Most recently, Talley coached the Corn Palace Area Club 18u team in the spring of 2014. The Lake Andes, S.D., native teaches the first grade at Longfellow Elementary School. Katrina is married to Kevin Talley, a former basketball standout for the Tigers from 2005 to 2007. They live in Mitchell and have two children: son Markus, 7, and daughter Nia, 2.