HEAD COACH KALIE MADER
Mader comes to Southern after three years as the head coach at Blinn College in Texas where she helped the Buccaneers to a 73-43 record, three-straight NJCAA Regional appearances and a trip to the NJCAA Championship.
In 2015, Mader became only the second first-year coach in program history to earn a trip to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. The Buccaneers won the Region XIV Tournament in 2015 over San Jacinto College-Central and placed seventh at the national tournament in Casper, Wyo. Under Mader, ten Buccaneers have earned All-American, All-Region, and All-Conference honors.
Mader comes to Blinn from Pratt (Kan.) Community College, where she took a program that went 7-23 prior to her arrival and led it to a 22-11 mark and the regional tournament. Mader has a career head coaching record of 95-44 in four seasons at the junior college level.
She served as an assistant coach at Division II Southwestern Oklahoma State University and as a graduate assistant at Division II Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.
As a student-athlete at Pratt CC, Mader was a two-time Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Academic All-American and a KJCCC second-team all-conference selection as a player. She then transferred to Southwestern Oklahoma, where she tallied 362 kills, 117 digs, 81 blocks and 79 assists. Following her senior season, Mader was named to the Great American Conference all-academic team.
A native of Nickerson, Kan., she holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a master's degree in sports management from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.