Morgan Weidemann begins her fifth season with Bemidji State Volleyball as the top assistant after being hired to the position in 2016.
Weidemann helped coach the Beavers to a 7-21 record in 2019 and 4-16 mark in league play. On Oct. 26, she helped coach the Beavers to thier first win versus a top-25 team under Kevin Ulmer with a 3-1 victory over No. 8 Wayne State. Four members of the program were selected to the 2019 NSIC All-Academic Team during the season inlcuding Bekcy Schroeder, Tayloer Nier, Julie Touchett and Taylor Kot.
The Beavers finished the 2018 season with a 6-22 record overall and a 3-17 mark in NSIC games. Bemidji State's most notable wins during the season came when they defeated University of Mary twice by scores of 3-1. Six members of the BSU Volleyball program were selected to the 2018 NSIC All-Academic Team during the season including Becka Cronin, Taylor Nier, Jessica Reega, Becky Schroeder, Madison Filipiak and Julie Touchett.
During her second season with the Beavers, Weidemann helped coach BSU to a 3-26 overall record and 0-20 in league action. Sami Leach, Jessica Reega and Julie Touchett were each named 2017 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team selections after the conclusion the 2017 season.
In her first season at Bemidji State the team ended the season with a 7-22 overall record and a 3-17 conference record. During the 2016 season, two seniors, Jess Yost and Amanda Tronick, both finished their careers with over 1,000 kills. Yost also set a new program record for career kills with 3,381 and earned her first All-NSIC honor. The team was among the top half in the conference in blocking and had six players named on the 2016 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team.
Weidemann came to BSU after serving as a Graduate Assistant at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. from 2014-16. While at Olivet, Weidemann assisted Head Coach Brenda Williams lead the Tigers to a 24-19 record in 2015, a seven-win improvement over 2014 (17-26). In addition, Olivet posted a 17-2 record in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, en rout to a CCAC regular season title and a berth into the NAIA National Tournament. During her two seasons at Olivet, Becky DeRuiter earned NAIA All-American honors; eight players were selected to the All-CCAC team, including Co-Player of the Year, DeRuiter, and five players earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes Awards, including Renee Enz in 2015.
A 2014 graduate of Bethel College (Ind.), Weidemann earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, while earning four letters playing volleyball for Ulmer. She finished her Pilot career with 2,913 assists (fifth all-time), 176 service aces (fifth all-time) and 1,266 digs. As a senior, the two-time All-Crossroads Team selection was a part of a Bethel team that posted a 27-14 overall with a 14-2 mark in Crossroads League play to clinch the regular season title and a second straight berth into the NCCAA National Tournament. That season she logged 1,518 assists, 431 digs and a team-best 42 service aces and was named as the Crossroads League Setter of the Year, NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and a NCCAA All-American Second Team member. She also received the NCCAA’s prestigious Susan R Hellings Award in 2013.
She earned her master’s degree in organizational leadership from Olivet in the spring of 2016.
In addition to her experiences at Olivet and Bethel, Weidemann also has coaching experience as a part of the First Contact Volleyball Club (2012-14), as a certified instructor at Bring Your Own Parent (2015-16), as well as spending the summer of 2013 in the Dominican Republic where she served as Volleyball Camp Coordinator for Students International.