FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas volleyball head coach Robert Pulliza will add Angie Boldt to his coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Boldt joins the Razorbacks after spending the past six seasons at the University of Iowa.
In her most recent role with the Hawkeyes, Boldt served as an assistant coach during the 2013 season. During her tenure at Iowa, the team racked up two Big Ten Player of the Week awards, 29 Academic All-Big Ten selections and four wins over top-20 opponents in Big Ten play. She spent her first five seasons at Iowa as the program’s director of operations.
Individually, Boldt helped oversee the development of setter Nikki Dailey who finished her Hawkeye career ranked fifth in program history with 3,161 assists and was just the sixth player in program history to reach 3,000 career assists. Overall, she also finished 14th in program history with 1,049 career digs and 15th with 95 service aces. Dailey, who played in all but two matches of her Iowa career, was the 11th player in program history to reach 1,000 career digs.
Boldt brings previous Southeastern Conference experience to Fayetteville having spent two seasons at the University of Alabama as a graduate assistant for volleyball operations and being part of two NCAA Tournament berths during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. As a student assistant at the University of Nebraska, Boldt saw the Cornhuskers win two Big 12 titles and make an appearance in the 2005 NCAA National Semifinal.
At the club level, she most recently served as a head coach for the Iowa Rockets in Iowa City which advanced to the national tournament each season under Boldt’s direction. Additionally, she has club experience with South Central Volleyball Club in Nebraska and Club Crimson in Alabama.
Boldt is married to Arkansas volleyball assistant coach Ben Boldt. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary sciences education and coaching at Nebraska and went on to earn a master’s degree in sport management at Alabama.
The Razorbacks just completed their three-date spring schedule, capping the season with their annual Red-White Match at Barnhill Arena. During the spring, Arkansas also hosted matches against Tulsa and Missouri State. The program is set to return 11 players from last year’s roster that advanced to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
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