North Dakota State's Jane Passa Gets 300th Victory


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WAHPETON, N.D. - With a successful weekend of 4-1, North Dakota State College of Science volleyball coach, Jane Passa notched her historic 300th victory. The win came in a win over Jamestown College on Saturday morning.

The 11th year head coach has a career record of 300-130 for an amazing winning percentage of .697. From day one, Coach Passa has led the volleyball program to great levels. She has won the Mon-Dak championship eight of her eleven seasons. Her Lady Wildcats have either won the Region XIII crown or been runners-up eight seasons as well. She has also led them to two national tournaments, in 2001 and 2007. Her 2001 team not only made the national tournament but finished second overall, for the best finish in school history.

She has been named the Mon-Dak Coach of the Year three times, as well as Regional Coach of the year twice. Coach Passa was also named District O coach of the year in 2007, this was her second district award, as she was named District G winner in 2001.

Prior to her time at NDSCS, Passa was a coach and professor at North Dakota State; helping lead the Bison to a runner-up finish at the 1998 NCAA Division II National Tournament. She also had a stint at the University of Minnesota-Moorhead.

Passa has had this success while keeping busy off the court as well. She was most recently the Athletic Director at the College and is currently the Department Chair for the HPER Department at NDSCS.


Article courtesy of the NJCAA

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