Boddy named assistant volleyball coach at SMSU

MARSHALL -Southwest Minnesota State University head volleyball coach Terry Culhane announced today that Tyler Boddy has been named the new assistant volleyball coach at SMSU.

Boddy has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at SMSU with the Mustangs racking up a combined 54 victories, including a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season and tournament championship in 2012 and appearances in the NCAA tournament in both 2012 and 2013.

“We look forward to Tyler joining our staff as a full-time assistant,” Culhane said. “Having familiarity with the athletic department, players and staff will help the transition run smoother for all involved. We feel Tyler has the qualities to be an excellent coach and our players are excited to work with him.”

Boddy has an extensive coaching resume in the Junior Olympic volleyball circuit and playing at the collegiate club level. He served as head coach for the Southwest Minnesota Juniors 17s in 2013 and this summer was the head coach for the Southwest Minnesota 18s that won the USAV “18-American” national championship. He also played five seasons of club volleyball at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, earning NCVF National Player of the Year accolades in 2011.

“I would like to thank Chris Hmielewski, Terry Culhane and the hiring committee for all of their time and effort throughout the hiring process,” Boddy said. “I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a program with great tradition and success. The Mustang athletic department has been a great fit for me and I am looking forward to being a permanent resident in the Marshall community. We have the ability to achieve great things in the volleyball program at SMSU and I’m honored to be chosen to be apart of it all.”

Boddy came to SMSU after spending two seasons (2010-11) as an assistant coach at Wisconsin-Oshkosh and one season (2009) as an assistant coach at Ripon College.

Boddy is a 2012 graduate of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in elementary education and completed his master’s degree in sports leadership from SMSU in 2014.