Micah Rhodes has joined the Omaha volleyball staff as an assistant coach.
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Shires Announces Rhodes As Assistant Coach

Omaha Athletics | April 03, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. -- Head coach Rose Shires announced Monday that Micah Rhodes has been hired as an assistant coach for the Omaha volleyball program.

"I'm excited to announce the addition of Micah Rhodes as an assistant coach on our staff," Shires said. "He is a first-class coach who shares our passion for developing student-athletes on and off the court. He brings tremendous experience and an outstanding ability to connect and motivate student-athletes. There is no doubt in my mind that Micah will make an immediate impact in our program, and I look forward to working with him for many years to come.”

Rhodes comes to Omaha after spending the 2016 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Creighton. During his stint, the Bluejays went 29-7, reached their first NCAA Elite Eight and won their third straight BIG EAST regular-season and tournament titles. Rhodes was also part of Creighton's 2016 BIG EAST Volleyball Coaching Staff of the Year, and he coached three AVCA All-Americans, five AVCA All-Region selections, five BIG EAST all-conference picks and the BIG EAST Player of the Year.

Prior to CU, Rhodes served four years (2012-16) as an assistant coach at Buena Vista, where he coordinated recruiting, travel and film. Rhodes worked with an All-American, three AVCA All-Region selections and the program's first IIAC Player of the Year at BVU, and he helped develop 10 All-IIAC honorees. For most of 2015, Rhodes led the team in all aspects as interim head coach.

Rhodes has also served as a head coach in the Premier Volleyball club organization and has extensive experience as a camp instructor at Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton, Iowa and Kennesaw State.

A native of Grand Island, Neb., Rhodes began his career as a student manager with the Nebraska volleyball team from 2008-11. He was also a four-year member of the men's club volleyball program, vice-president of the organization in 2011 and a three-year starting outside hitter, helping the team to three straight NIRSA Sweet 16 appearances. Rhodes earned his bachelor's degree in journalism with a major in advertising and public relations from UNL in 2011.

“I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to work with Coach Shires and Coach (Elena) Pietro,” Rhodes said. “I believe in the culture they have worked hard to cultivate here at Omaha, and I hope to bring new energy and ideas to complement their style. The future is bright, and I look forward to this next step in my coaching career.”

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