PUEBLO, Colo. (March 21, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball added Nathan Martell to its coaching staff as a Full-Time Assistant Coach. Martell will start immediately and is expected to be on the bench for the 2017 season.
With over 12 years of experience coaching volleyball, Martell brings a new prospective to the Pack. Martell most recently worked at Division I's University of North Dakota as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the 2015 season
During Martell's tenure in Grand Forks, N.D., the Fighting Hawks went 21-13 with an 11-3 record at home. Working with the Liberos, Martell helped Mackenzie Hart earn Big Sky Libero of the Year honors.
Coming from the Colorado Springs area, Martell has been a fixture in both the high school and club volleyball scenes in Colorado Springs over the last decade. Martell served as the Head Volleyball Coach for Sand Creek High School from 2010-2012, leading the Scorpions to a 27-17 record and a 4A State Tournament appearance in 2011.
Before joining the Scorpions, Martell worked as an Assistant Volleyball Coach at St. Mary's High School in Colorado Springs from 2004-09, leading St. Mary's to a 23-6 record in 2009.. He returned to the Pirates in 2013 helping guide them to a 10-13 record.
Since 2004, Martell has worked with the Colorado Springs Altitude Volleyball Club. Martell has led the Altitude Volleyball Club as both an Assistant Coach and a Head Coach.
Martell also brings experience at the junior college level. He worked as an Assistant Coach for Trinidad State Junior College Volleyball and Softball programs for the 2012-13 season. The Trojans posted a 19-21 record that year.
Heading into her second season, Head Coach Jill Muhe will have Martell as a consistent Assistant Coach. Muhe, Martell and the Pack will look to improve on their 12-16 record last season as the Pack reached its third consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.