Crowser named Spartan volleyball head coach

Abby (Scheel) Crowser has accepted the position of head volleyball coach for the Spartans of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

Crowser, a Fergus Falls native and a graduate of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls, earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and minors in nutrition and coaching at Concordia College in Moorhead.

As a student athlete at Concordia, Crowser twice received All-Conference honors in volleyball and also was selected All Region and All American. As a member of the Concordia track team, Crowser was named freshman of the year and twice earned All-Conference track honors.Crowser has extensive experience coaching at volleyball camps and with Junior Olympic volleyball, and she was assistant coach at Hillcrest for two seasons.

"Abby's enthusiasm and energy are contagious, and she is very qualified as a coach to lead our program," said Steve King, M State's volleyball athletic coordinator. "We look forward to continuing the success the program has had under former coach Terri Strom."

Crowser works as an M State resource specialist, and she and her husband, Brandon, have two children, daughter Emery and son Jack.

The M State Spartans play their home games on the Fergus Falls campus. The team kicks off the 2015 season with the 23rd annual Spartan Volleyball Invitational on Aug. 22.


Krista Shaikoski, Assistant Coach

Krista Shaikoski is a Fergus Falls native and 2009 graduate of M State's Fergus Falls campus. She participated in volleyball and basketball during her two years at M State and continued her basketball career at Jamestown College, graduating in May 2011 with a health and fitness administration degree. She is currently employed at M State as an admissions and resource specialist and is in her first year as an assistant coach.


Morgan Aasness, Assistant Coach

Morgan Aasness is a Bertha native who attended M State - Fergus Falls from 2011 to 2013. She played volleyball, basketball and softball for the Spartans and was named All-Region and MVP in volleyball. She is currently employed by Aasness Auctioneers and lives in Fergus Falls with her husband, Cody. She is in her first year as an assistant coach.

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