Aug. 26, 2009
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa Head Volleyball Coach Sharon Dingman has announced Curt Sivertsen will join her staff and serve as volunteer assistant coach. Sivertsen will join Dingman, assistant coaches Jason Allen and Ben Boldt and Director of Operations Angie Boldt.
“It is really exciting to be a part of this program,” said Sivertsen. “I’m thrilled to be working with Sharon and this staff. I have worked with Sharon in the past and I share her excitement for volleyball and the Iowa program. I’m very excited to get back into the gym and get to work.”
Sivertsen comes to Iowa from Marshall, MO, where he served two years as head coach of the men’s and women’s volleyball programs at Missouri Valley College. Prior to his stint at MVC, Siversten served as a student manager for Dingman at Illinois State from 2005-07.
“It is with great enthusiasm we welcome Curt to our staff,” said Dingman. “Curt has a passion for volleyball and truly embodies the `I will do anything to help the team win’ mentality.”
Before joining the staff at Illinois State, Sivertsen coached USA Volleyball in the Chicago metropolitan area for eight years with the Adversity Volleyball club. He also served four years as the varsity head coach at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, MO. At Adversity, Sivertsen was the head coach of the girls 16 elite team and was an assistant coach for the boys 18 elite squad that played in the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic National Championships.
Sivertsen graduated with his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Illinois State in May, 2007.