Alicia (Runge) Williams will be entering her fourth season as head coach at Iowa Western. Her overall record with the Reivers in 3 completed seasons is 131-15. Alicia was the assistant at Iowa Western for 2 seasons before moving into the head coaching role in the spring of 2013. She also was an athlete for the Iowa Western volleyball team during the 2006 and 2007 seasons where she was a member of the 2006 National Championship team.
In Ailcia's most recent season (2015), her team went 42-8 with a 5th place finish at the National Tournament. The Reivers were ranked as high as second during the season, and they had 4 All-Region players, and two All-Americans. Alicia earned NJCAA District D Coach of the year awards.
In Alicia's 2014 season, the Reivers broke the record with fewest losses in a season (2). The Reivers were ranked 1st in the Nation for the majority of season and had the number one overall seed in the tournament under Williams. The team finished 5th place overall with a 45-2 record. Williams had 4 All-Region players and two first Team All-Americans. Alicia earned AVCA Regional Coach of the year and NJCAA District D Coach of the year awards.
In Alicia's first season at Iowa Western, she led her team to a 44-5 record, and a 7th place finish at the National Tournament. Her team tied the record for the longest winning streak in Reiver Volleyball history with 33 straight wins. She had 4 All-Region Players, and two first team All-Americans. Williams earned District D Coach of the year.
As a player at Iowa Western in 2006, Alicia helped the Reiver’s capture their first ever national title and contributed the most wins in a season for the Iowa Western volleyball squad at 60-4. In addition to her efforts on the court, she also excelled in the classroom as a NJCAA Academic All American and Presidential Scholar. In 2008, Alicia transferred to Creighton University, where she redshirted her first season, and then competed in 2009-10. She was third on the team in kills her 2009 season, and finished her career as a captain, leading the team in kills and points. She was a member of the first team at Creighton University to make the NCAA Tournament, where they beat Iowa State in the first round before losing to Minnesota.
She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications , with an emphasis in Public Relations and Organization and graduated with honors Magna Cum Laude. Alicia is a native of Swea City, Iowa. She resides in Omaha, NE with her husband, Aaron and son, Sam.
Ben Boldt will be entering his second season as the assistant coach for Iowa Western. In 2015 the Reivers went 42-8 with Boldt coordinating the defensive side of the ball. Iowa Western averaged 1.89 Blocks/Set and 18.17 Digs/Set. The team defeated #1 Tyler and qualified for the National Tournament by defeating #5 Indian Hills in the Region XI Championship. The Reivers ended the season ranked #4 in the nation.
Boldt has extensive NCAA Division I experience. Before his current role at Iowa Western, he was the assistant coach at the University of Arkansas. He mentored two All-SEC Selections and one All-American Honorable Mention while with the Razorbacks. From 2009-2013 he served as the assistant coach at the University of Iowa. He was responsible for training the team's Liberos and Middle Blockers. Iowa ranked in the top three in digs in the Big Ten under Boldt. He also coached Bethany Yeager to break the all-time digs record at Iowa. In 2012 he was promoted to Recruiting Coordinator. Before Iowa, Boldt was an assistant at the University of Alabama from 2007-2008. He worked with the middle blockers and coached Crystal Hudson to All-America Honorable Mention and All-SEC honors. The team made it to the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2007. He got his start in coaching at the University of Nebraska in 2001. During his time there he worked with 11 All-Americans. The Huskers made it to the Final Four in three of his six years. They went 186-14 in that time period and he was on the team in 2006 when the Cornhuskers won the National Championship vs Stanford in Omaha, NE.
In addition to the collegiate game, Boldt has been on a number of teams for USA Volleyball. He coached on the Women's A2 Training team in 2004, the Youth National Team in 2005-2006, and the Junior National A2 team in 2006 and 2011. He also helps run the Women's National Team tryout. He has coached club volleyball since 2001. Some of the clubs that he as worked with include Nebraska Juniors, Iowa Rockets, and he currently coaches at Premier Nebraska.
Ben received his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005. He is married to Angie Boldt and they have a son, Brady.
Lance Glunz will be entering his third season helping the lady Reivers. In his first two seasons, Lance primarily helped coach the middle blockers, and also was the lead statistician during games. Other duties involved camera set up, team travel arrangements, and being a practice player.
His volleyball experience began with the Creighton University men’s club team, playing as a middle blocker for the 2011-2013 seasons. Lance has continued to play in leagues and tournaments throughout the Omaha area. He is also present on Iowa Western’s campus as a staff member in the Residence Life department.
Lance is a native of Grant, Nebraska. He spent his undergraduate years at Creighton University, studying biology and music. He currently resides in Bellevue, NE.