Chad Braegelmann will begin his fourth season as head coach of the St. Cloud State University volleyball program in 2018.
This past 2017 season with the Huskies, Braegelmann posted a 16-14 record. The Huskies opened the year with a 6-2 preseason record and finished the year with one of the best years that St. Cloud State has recorded since 2004. According to herosports.com the Huskies were ranked 63rd out of 297 teams in the country to close out the year.
Under his direction, in 2015 Brianne Stamer and in 2017 Clara Krenz were both named to the All-NSIC squad. In 2017 Krenz received two Defensive Player of the week honors and Braegelmann had six players named to the 2017 NSIC All-Academic teams. St. Cloud State’s volleyball team has been nationally recognized receiving the AVCA All – Academic team award in 2016 & 2017.
Prior to his move to SCSU, Braegelmann was the head women's volleyball coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris, where he also served as the Sports Studies and Athletics Discipline Coordinator and as an Assistant Athletic Director.
Braegelmann becomes just the fifth coach in the history of the volleyball program at St. Cloud State.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris, Braegelmann received his master's degree in education from Northern State University. He was named the head coach at Minnesota-Morris in 2008 and prior to that time he served as the head coach at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.
In seven seasons at Minnesota-Morris, Braegelmann posted a 129-91 record. His team at Minnesota-Morris won a share of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference title in 2013 and last year the Cougars were 23-12 with a 12-2 record in the UMAC.
At Colby Sawyer, Braegelmann carded a 156-80 career record from 2001 to 2007 and his teams there won two Commonwealth Coast Conference championships. Overall, Braegelmann owns a 285-171 career record in 14 seasons as a college volleyball coach.
Braegelmann has compiled nine 20-plus win seasons in his 14 seasons as a college head coach. He was named the CCC Coach of the Year three times at Colby Sawyer and was selected as the UMAC Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2010.
Braegelmann has coached four American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region players, five conference Freshmen of the Year, three conference Players of the Year, five Libero/Defensive Players of the Year and 51 All-Conference athletes.
A native of Richmond, Minn. and graduate of nearby ROCORI H.S., Braegelmann and his wife Natalie have four sons.