SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU assistant volleyball coach Tyler Boddy earns AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award

Independent file photo A camper follows through on a hit while coach Tyler Boddy looks on during Day 2 of the SMSU boys volleyball camp on July 24, 2018.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tyler Boddy, assistant women’s volleyball coach at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named a recipient of a Thirty Under 30 Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association the organization announced on Wednesday.

Created in 2009, the award honors up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport. To qualify for the award, nominees had to be younger than 30 years old in 2018. Of the 30 recipients, 11 are NCAA Division I women’s coaches, six in high school/club, four in NCAA Division III, three in NCAA Division II, two in NCAA Division III Men and Two-Year College, and one in the NAIA and Division I-II Men.

Boddy joined the SMSU coaching staff in 2012 and assists in all facets of the program. Since joining the Mustang coaching staff, SMSU has appeared in seven straight NCAA tournaments including finishing as NCAA national runners-up in 2014. SMSU has a combined record of 185-46 during his tenure which includes two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season titles and two NSIC tournament championships.

“I believe Tyler is extremely deserving of the AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award,” said Terry Culhane, SMSU head coach. “He has been instrumental in the success of the Mustang volleyball program. Tyler is highly thought of by our student-athletes as well as the faculty and staff on campus. I find myself uncomfortable calling him “my assistant” because of the significant role he plays in our program. It’s great having a coach as respected as Tyler.”

Boddy came to SMSU after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Wisconsin-Oshkosh and one season at Ripon College.

Boddy has also been actively involved with the Southwest Minnesota Volleyball Club program since 2012. He is club director and head coach of the 17’s and 18’s age levels and has led a pair of 18U teams to national championships.

Boddy, a 2012 graduate of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, lives in Marshall with his wife, Alex, and son, Bronx.

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