Moskowitz lands new role

Steamboat grad named head volleyball coach in Gunnison

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Katie Moskowitz

— Former Steamboat Springs High School volleyball player Katie Moskowitz has been named the head volleyball coach at Western State College.

Moskowitz, who graduated in 1993, previously was an assistant coach for the Mountaineers.

"We are excited to work with Katie and very confident she will excel with the Mountaineer volleyball program for years to come," Western State Athletics Director Greg Waggoner said in a news release. "She has demonstrated herself to be a successful coach in the conference previously. Her coaching background, skills, instincts and character will be an asset to WSC athletics, the college and the community for years to come."

Moskowitz, who is married to Mountaineers men's basketball coach Mike Moskowitz and is the daughter of former Steamboat boys basketball coach Kelly Meek, already has had success in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Before heading to Western State, Moskowitz served as the head volleyball coach at Adams State. In her first season at Adams, she led the team to the conference tournament. The following year, the Grizzlies won their first and only RMAC West Division title.

"We have a great group of core players returning, and I am excited to get into the gym with them this spring and work hard together to achieve our goals," Moskowitz said in the release. "My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed our three years in Gunnison and look forward to many more."

This past season, the Mountaineers went 10-17 overall and 9-10 in the conference. They missed a postseason berth by one game and had two All-RMAC third-team nominees.

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