Head Volleyball Coach
Lea Hartigan spent the last two years as the assistant volleyball coach at NCAA Division II Upper Iowa University. During her time there the Peacocks posted records of 14-15 in the 2015 season and 12-16 in the 2014 season. This showed great improvement over the period prior to her arrival; in 2013 the Peacocks posted a record of 8-22.
Hartigan also served as assistant coach for Winona State University posting a 20-11 record in 2012 and 11-18 in 2013. Prior to her time in Winona, Hartigan spent the 2011 season as an assistant coach at Simpson College.
Coach Hartigan played her collegiate career at Wayne State College. During her time at Wayne State she was a three-year starter and was an all-conference selection as a junior. Wayne State advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament in all four of Hartigan’s seasons with the team, as well as posting a combined 102-34 mark.
Hartigan graduated from Treynor High School, where she was a stand-out, four-sport athlete. She was named the Class 2A State Player of the Year as a senior and led the Treynor volleyball team to four state tournaments and earned all-tournament honors twice. She also competed at the state level in track, basketball, and softball. She earned all-state and all-tournament honors in both basketball and softball.
Hartigan earned a degree in Sport Management with minors in Business Administration and Coaching at Wayne State. She obtained her Master’s degree in Sport Management from Winona State.