Coaches' Stories: Nora Groft

Head Volleyball Coach, Northwestern High School


Nora's Bio            Nora's Journey            Nora's Story 



Coach Groft, 216-27 (.888), is in her 14th season in the Northwestern volleyball program, serving as the head coach for the past eight years. The Wildcats won four consecutive state championships in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Groft received the South Dakota Volleyball Coach of the Year award in 2006. She received Region 1 Coach of the Year honors in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2008.

Groft currently serves as president of the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association. Prior to being head coach, Groft served as assistant coach for six years under head coach Kathy Graves. Groft received Class B Assistant Coach of the Year honors in 2000 and 2001. A former Wildcat setter, Groft played on the first Northwestern volleyball team to make it to the state tournament and earned first-team all-state honors in 1992.



Nora's Journey

Played in College: (Basketball) University of South Dakota (1992-1995)
Coaching Position #1: Assistant Coach--Northwestern High School (1996-2002)
Coaching Position #2: Head Coach--Northwestern High School (2002-present)



Nora's Story


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