Mustang Coaching Staff
Head Coach Beth Donnelly
Beth Donnelly was named Morningside's head women's volleyball coach on Dec. 19, 2014.
Donnelly had been the head coach for the the previous five seasons at Olympic College, a two-year public college based in Bremerton, Wash. She replaces former Morningside head coach Sara Horn, who resigned following the completion of the 2014 season.
Donnelly compiled a 134-67 record at Olympic, including a 109-25 mark for a .813 winning percentage over the last three seasons. This past season she guided the Lady Rangers to a 31-8 record, the Northern Region championship with a perfect 12-0 record, and a third place finish at the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Tournament.
Donnelly was named the Northern Region Coach of the Year each of the past four seasons and was the NWAC Coach of the Year in 2013.
When she began her coaching career at Olympic, Donnelly took over a struggling volleyball program that had produced an average of only four victories a season from 2007-09. Donnelly’s first team at Olympic posted a 12-22 record in the 2010 campaign. The Lady Rangers finished 13-20 in 2011 and made their first appearance in the NWAC Tournament since 2005.
Donnelly led Olympic to a 32-11 record and the Northern Region co-championship in 2012. Donnelly guided Olympic to its most successful season in school history during the 2013 campaign when the Lady Rangers went 46-6, finished first in the Northern Region, and were the runner-up at the NWAC Tournament.
Donnelly was previously the head volleyball coach and assistant track & field coach at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology from 2006-08. She had a 35-22 record in two seasons as the Lady Hardrockers’ volleyball coach, including a 23-6 mark in 2007 to match the program’s second highest victory total over the past 20 seasons from 1995 to 2014.
Donnelly is a 2004 graduate of Northern Michigan University, where she was a four-year letterwinner as an outside hitter for the NCAA Division II school. She helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and a NCAA II Regional championship.
She received a master’s degree in exercise science from Northern Michigan in 2006.
Assistant Coach Shelby Flick
Student Assistant Coach Caitlyn Skorczewski
Student Assistant Coach Allie Sweeney