• Three NCAA Div. III national titles
  • 11 NCAA Div. III playoff berths
  • 17 Iowa Conference championships

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Coaching staff

Kent Clayberg
Head coach
Iowa Conference coach of the year--2003, 2005, 2007

Kent Clayberg joined the Central volleyball staff as an assistant coach in 1998 before being promoted to associate head coach in 2002 and then head coach in 2003.

A 1990 Central graduate, Clayberg has compiled a 261-148 (.638) record in 12 seasons as head coach, winning five Iowa Conference titles and earning four NCAA Division III playoff berths. He was the Iowa Conference coach of the year in 2007 after sharing the honor in 2003 and 2005.

Clayberg has been an instrumental part of a Dutch program which has produced three NCAA Division III championships, 11 NCAA playoff berths and 17 Iowa Conference titles.Kent Clayberg

He has been selected three times to coach all-star squads in international competition through USA Athletes International, Inc. He coached a Division III team in the Netherlands in 2001, took a squad of Division II all-stars to the Northern University Games in Cairn, Australia in 2005 and led a team of combined division players to Scotland in 2009.

Clayberg previously was an elementary school teacher at Boone, Iowa. He earned a master’s degree in education with a concentration in exercise physiology from Iowa State University. He was a student coach for the Cyclone volleyball team for one season and served as a club coach as well. Clayberg also teaches in Central’s exercise science department.

Phone: (641) 628-5139
Email: claybergk@central.edu


Monica McWilliams
Assistant coach

Former all-Iowa Conference player Monica McWilliams joined the Central volleyball staff as an assistant coach in 2013.

McWilliams, a Williamsburg native, was a second-team all-league libero for Simpson College in 2010. She gained academic all-conference distinction as well and was part of the 2009 squad that won the league trophy and advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Prior to Simpson, McWilliams was a two-time all-region pick at Des Moines Area Community College. She was a team co-captain and helped guide the Bears to a league championship and two NJCAA tourneys.

McWilliams spent a season as an assistant coach at Williamsburg High School and over two years coaching for the Johnston Volleyball Club. She was named the 2010 Iowa Volleyball Region junior female coach of the year after leading Johnston to the junior Olympic tournament.

At Central, McWilliams will also serve as intramural director.

Phone: (641) 628-5984
Email: mcwilliamsm@central.edu

Tara Kohlhaas
Assistant coach

Tara Kohlhaas joined the Central volleyball staff as an assistant coach in 2011. She works with the varsity and also serves as head junior varsity coach.

A former team co-captain at Kirkwood Community College, Kohlhaas led the Eagles to two fifth-place finishes in the National Junior College Athletic Association championship before graduating from the Univ. of South Carolina Upstate with a degree in physical education.

Kohlhaas was as an assistant coach and head of the junior varsity at Marion High School, helping guide the varsity to a second-place conference finish. She coached the freshman squad in 2009. Kohlhaas served as a junior varsity coach at Belle Plaine High School from 2003-05, before being named head coach in 2007. Earlier she was an assistant coach at Mount Mercy University.

Email: kohlhaast@central.edu

Liz SandersLiz Sanders
Assistant coach

Travis YetsTravis Yets
Assistant coach

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