(News Release) -- Alex Wilharm, who has acted as a volunteer coach for the past two seasons, has been named assistant coach for the University of Louisville volleyball team according to head coach Anne Kordes.
“I am excited for the opportunity to hire Alex Wilharm as an official member of our coaching staff after having him serve as a volunteer staff for two seasons,” said Kordes. “He has proven that he can make an impact in the gym and with recruiting and with building relationships within our team and university. He is a phenomenal representative of the University of Louisville volleyball program and the athletic program. I also think he is one of the sharpest and youngest coaching minds out there. He is going to rise fast.”
A 2011 graduate of Clarke University in Iowa, he was a sport management major. He played for Clarke where he led the Crusaders to the national finals. He was a two-time All-MAMVIC first teamer and was named National Player of the Week twice as well as being an Academic All-Conference selection for three years. Clarke named him Male Athlete of the Year. A native of Decorah, Iowa, he was a two-sport athlete and an lettered in track and basketball. The son of a high school volleyball coach, Wilharm coached the Dyersville Intensity Club (14s and 15s). He also coached Courtmasters 16s. As a senior at Clarke, he coached the women’s team in the fall before playing his senior season in the spring.
Last year, in addition to his duties with U of L, he also coached club with KIVA’s 16-1s and was the head coach of the Iowa High Performance Regional Team and led his team to the Boys Regional championship.
“I have had the great fortune to be part of Louisville Volleyball for the past two seasons and I am so excited about the opportunity to continue my time with such a great university and athletic department,” said Wilharm. “I would like to thank Tom Jurich and Julie Hermann and Anne Kordes for the opportunity to be part of this program.”