New Ridgewater Volleyball Coach to Bring Experience and Excitement to the Court
July 23, 2021
WILLMAR, MN – After taking last year off due to COVID-19, Ridgewater College Warrior volleyball players will have a new coach for the 2021 season. Ridgewater welcomes new head coach Amanda Bohlsen.
Bohlsen grew up around volleyball and has played since she was a child. Her self-described “lifelong obsession with the sport” was sparked early in life while watching her mom play in leagues. After many years of competitive and league play herself, Bohlsen has spent the past 10 years coaching in area Junior Olympic (JO) Volleyball programs in Willmar, New London, and Mankato. She has created lasting contacts with many coaches, players, and families and is extremely passionate about the sport and the life lessons that come with it.
“Being a coach gives me the opportunity to be a lasting role model for the players I’m lucky enough to have on my court,” Bohlsen said. “As a coach, I have a unique position in the lives of all the players I encounter, as well as with the community, to shape it for the future.” She said she is very excited to get practices underway in a few weeks and to lead the volleyball program.
“We are very excited to have such a well-connected and knowledgeable individual interested in leading our volleyball program,” said Heidi Olson, Ridgewater dean of students. “Coach Bohlsen demonstrates the type of energy and commitment that we believe will do great things for our student athletes and our volleyball program.”