CMU Volleyball Camps
Assistant CoachKrista Rice
Krista Rice joined coach Mike Gawlik’s staff as an assistant coach in March, 2016, and is entering her third season on staff.
Rice’s main responsibilities with the Chippewas are recruiting, along with training blocking and middle attacking. Off the court, she organizes and administers the program’s camps and clinics, as well as team scheduling, and the Chippewas’ community service effort.
Rice, a Michigan native, served as an assistant coach at Toledo during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, and previously as a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan State, and as the first assistant at NAIA Davenport.
At Michigan State, Rice was part of a coaching staff that led the Spartans to back-to-back NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances and she worked directly with Alexis Mathews, who earned honorable mention All-America honors.
Rice was a four-year starter at middle blocker at Kent State from 2005-08. She is Grand Rapids native and a 2005 graduate of East Kentwood High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Kent State in 2009.
She serves on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Assistant Coaches Committee and she has coached at both the club and high school level for years.
Assistant CoachMaggie Baumert
Maggie Baumert joined the Central Michigan volleyball program as a volunteer assistant coach in August, 2016. In August, 2017, she was promoted to fulltime assistant coach.
Baumert’s primary duties with the Chippewas are to work with the setters and the team’s offensive systems. She also oversees office and program organization, day-to-day player relationships, and team travel.
She began her coaching career working camps while at Creighton and for three years with Volleyball Club Nebraska.
A native of Elkhorn, Neb., Baumert was a standout setter at Creighton, where she helped lead the Bluejays to BIG EAST regular-season and tournament championships in 2014 and 2015.
She was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and the league all-tournament squad in 2015, when the Bluejays advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.
Baumert earned her bachelor of science with a major in psychology from Creighton in May, 2016.
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