Montana Native to Coach Pioneers

(Miles City, MT)Miles Community College President, Stacy Klippenstein, and Athletic Director, Jeff Brabant, are pleased to announce the hiring volleyball coach, Stephanie Quigley.

MCC reinstated volleyball last spring and began the search for a coach in May this year. The team’s first full season will begin in the fall of 2017 and will consist of a full NJCAA Region IX schedule.

Stephanie joins MCC with seven years of coaching experience under her belt with this upcoming year being her first at the collegiate level. Coach Quigley is a 2005 graduate of Harrison High School located in Western Montana. She was an All-State and All-Academic volleyball player who led her team to the Class C state tournament for the first time in school history. After high school, she attended the University of Montana-Western and in 2010 she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Her volleyball coaching career started in Dillon, Montana, in 2006 at the junior high level. During this time she learned the importance of teaching strong foundations and proper fundamentals.

In 2012, life took her to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she was an intervention specialist working with at-risk readers and mathematicians. During this time, she assisted in building the volleyball program at Cheyenne South High School. The Bison captured their first varsity conference victory, and accomplished winning a regional tournament game, a first for the five year old school.

In 2014, Coach Quigley found herself back in Montana coaching the Forsyth Lady Dogies and teaching 5th grade. After a successful season, the Dogies were crowned the 2014 Class B state champions.

In 2015, Stephanie joined the Custer County Unified School District where she taught third grade at Lincoln Elementary. She was the head freshman coach as well as the assistant coach for the JV and varsity teams.

Coach Quigley is currently working on her Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration through Concordia University-Irvine. She resides in Miles City with her three year old daughter, Quincey. Coach Quigley will begin the recruiting process for the 2017-2018 school year this upcoming August.

Coach Quigley on joining the MCC family:

“It is with great pride and humility I accept the volleyball coaching position at Miles Community College. Together we will build a program to help develop student athletes physically, psychologically, socially and into life-long learners. We recognize the responsibility we have and will represent our school and our community with class, pride, and excellence on and off the court. I appreciate the support from the search committee and the administration. It’s a great day to be a Pioneer!”

Stacy Klippenstein on the hiring of Stephanie:

“I am excited that Stephanie will join our team as the new Volleyball Coach and Centra Coordinator. She has a strong coaching background and understands the time required to help MCC start our new Volleyball program. She had many great ideas regarding the Centra and the future of health and fitness programs at MCC. I believe our future student-athletes will enjoy playing for Coach Quigley.”

Jeff Brabant on the Hiring of Quigley:

“The Athletic Department would like to welcome Coach Quigley to our team. She has a wealth of knowledge, passion and energy that she brings to the table. The energy is just what we are looking for to reinstate volleyball to campus. Stephanie is the perfect fit to get things rolling and we look for her to accomplish great things as head coach. We are fortunate to have her on board.”

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