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COACHING STAFF

 

Maggie Baumert
Assistant Coach

Maggie Baumert is in her first season on the Drake volleyball staff after joining the Bulldogs July 24, 2018. She works primarily with the team's setters and serves as recruiting coordinator.

A native of Elkhorn, Neb., and former standout at Creighton University spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons as an assistant at Central Michigan.

"Maggie is an outstanding up-and-coming coach that comes to Drake highly recommended," McBroom said. "She espouses the core values that will make her a great fit in our program and the culture that we have established."

Baumert joined the Central Michigan volleyball program as a volunteer assistant coach in August, 2016 and was promoted to full-time assistant coach the following season.

At CMU, Baumert worked with the setters and the team's offensive systems.

She began her coaching career working camps while at her alma mater, Creighton, and for three years with Volleyball Club Nebraska.

As a student-athlete, Baumert was a standout setter at Creighton, where she helped lead the Bluejays to BIG EAST regular-season and tournament championships in 2014 and 2015.

"As a player, Maggie led her team to the NCAAs, which is one of the goals of our program," McBroom. "Complimenting her experience and leadership as a student-athlete, she has gained tremendous experience at Central Michigan and we will look forward to the impact Maggie will have on our program."

She was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and the league all-tournament squad in 2015 when the Bluejays advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

Baumert earned her bachelor of science with a major in psychology from Creighton in 2016 and her master's from CMU in 2018.
 

 

Katie Walker
Assistant Coach

Katie Walker, who owns more than six years of experience as a Division I assistant coach, joined the Drake University volleyball program in January, 2019.

Walker joined the Drake staff after a season as a volunteer assistant at Notre Dame where she actively assisted with the program’s defense and serving. She also aided in organizing the Fighting Irish’s recruiting efforts and team travel.
Before her season at Notre Dame, she served two seasons as an assistant coach at Seattle University. In addition to her on-court duties specializing with the team’s defense and serve/receive, she was the Redhawks’ recruiting coordinator and helped maintain the program’s budget.

Walker began her tenure on the Seattle staff after a season as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State and two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northern Kentucky. She also accumulated tremendous experience as a club and high school coach in Kentucky, Idaho and Washington.

A native of Kent, Wash., Walker played collegiately at Idaho State where she was a member of the Big Sky All-Academic Team. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human exceptionality from Idaho State and her master’s degree in education from Northern Kentucky.

 

Philip Boahen
Volunteer Coach

Boahen has been a fixture on the Drake volleyball coaching staff since arriving at Drake in 2013.

Prior to joining the Bulldogs, the experienced coach and player was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wis.

At Cardinal Stritch, Boahen helped over see and administer all on and off court aspects of the program. He also served as a camp instructor at the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University.

He has also coached club teams in Colorado, Nebraska, Wisconsin and most recently with Iowa Power Volleyball Alliance in Des Moines.

As an athlete, Boahen was a standout four-year player at Cardinal Stritch as a defensive specialist and libero. He helped lead the team to back-to-back NAIA Nationals appearances and a conference title in 2009. Boahen graduated from Cardinal Strich in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in computer science.