Coach Val Cowan
Youth hostel "look"
"Looking" at the candle to wish for at least that many national
Cowan Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Professor of
Can you pick Val out of the lineup?
A three-sport athlete in high
school, Valerie Cowan soon discovered that volleyball was her passion.
"They'll have to peel me off the volleyball court when I can't play any
more," she says with a smile. A championship player in both high school
and college, she continues to play competitively through USA Volleyball.
In recent USA Open Tournaments, she has won a gold medal in the Women's
Open Bronze Division (1997), been named All-America (1997), and won a
bronze medal in the Women's 30s Division (1998). As a student at
California State University, Bakersfield, she was named second team
All-America and helped her team to the NCAA II national title.
While she enjoys playing the game, "coaching," she explains, "allows me
to share my love of the game and help students improve their skills."
She has served as an assistant coach at the University of Evansville and
as head coach at Porterville College. Cowan earned her M.S. in health,
physical education and recreation at St. Mary's College and her B.S. in
physical education from CSU Bakersfield.
(1999) Evansville -- Named
Valerie Cowan assistant volleyball coach.
Division II Volleyball All Tournament Teams
• Rachel Morton, Cal St. Bakersfield
• Valerie Cowan, Cal St. Bakersfield
• Tami Jurgensen, Cal St. Bakersfield
• Michelle Richard, Cal St. Bakersfield
• Kelly Caddy, Sacramento St.
• Brenda Schultz, North Dakota St.
One nation, under Chirp