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Huntington taps Herber as next volleyball coach

By Eric Dutkiewicz, 03/11/19, 1:30PM EDT


Kelsey Herber (courtesy Huntington University Athletics)

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University elevated assistant coach Kelsey Herber to head coach of the Foresters' women's volleyball program.

Herber replaces Kyle Shondell, who moved to Indiana Tech to restart the men's volleyball program. Herber was an assistant coach under Shondell the last 3 seasons. Herber, whose maiden name is Kruse, played for the Lady Foresters, as well. 

"Forester Volleyball has had a special place in my heart for the past seven years," Herber says. "I am eager to lead and disciple these young women who I already love dearly."

Herber, an Auburn native, graduated from Huntington in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Fusion Media. She is set to finish her Master's in Counseling from HU this spring.

She also coaches at Empowered Volleyball Academy.


She played high school volleyball and softball at Lakewood Park Christian, leading the softball team to the schools first state championship in any sport, while winning the 1A Mental Attitude Award individually, too.

Huntington University one of five colleges that partners with Parkview Sports Medicine for athletic training, nutrition, athletic rehabilitation and orthopedic services for Forester student-athletes.