Assistant Coach, University of Alabama
NCAA Division I
Ben Boldt has been assistant coach at the University of Alabama for two seasons, after serving as student manager for the University of Nebraska program for six years. He also coached club volleyball from 2001-2007 for Challengers VBC and Nebraska Volleyball Academy.
"Ben is one of the most genuinely passionate young volleyball coaches at the NCAA Division I level," said Judy Green, head volleyball coach at Alabama. "He has a deep love of the game and is dedicated to helping our young women student-athletes reach their personal goals both on and off the court. Personally I feel he is a rare breed of our younger coaching generation, mainly because he is willing to put in his time and earn his stripes."
As a student of the game, Boldt believes in working hard to continually improve from year-to-year.
"Success in this sport (and all sports) is very relative," he said. "Are you getting better year after year? That's a question that continually needs to be asked. Of course, it's my dream to win a national championship as a head coach. That is a long-term goal that takes years of experience and a lot of patience.
"You have to create an environment for the players to thrive in and believe in what you're doing. So it's my job as a coach to be a servant for the program and for the players. If they don't succeed, then I don't succeed."