Hometown: Hickman, Neb. Alma Mater: University of Nebraska
Ben Boldt was named Concordia University’s head volleyball coach on Dec. 19, 2017. He is set to officially begin his duties as head coach on Jan. 8, 2018.
Most recently, Ben and his wife Angie spent two seasons leading the NCAA Division III Hendrix College Warriors. In their two-year stint, they won the 2016 Southern Athletic Association championship and coached three All-Americans, three All-South Region selections, five first team all-conference choices and four second team all-conference award winners. In 2016, Ben and Angie earned the conference coach of the year award and coached Sara Dyslin to All-American, Academic All-American and conference player of the year awards.
A native of Hickman, Neb., Ben possesses extensive experience (14 years) at the NCAA Division I level. He got his start as a student coach and manager at Nebraska where he was part of a national championship team in 2006. He moved onto the University of Alabama as an assistant for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. His next journey took him to the University of Iowa for five years in Iowa City, where he worked specifically with liberos and middle blockers and was promoted to recruiting coordinator in 2012. He also spent one season apiece assisting volleyball teams at the University of Arkansas (2014) and Iowa Western Community College (2015).
Ben has been successful in each of his coaching stops. In 2008 he was recognized as a Thirty Under 30 award winner by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. During his time at Iowa, he coached the school’s all-time digs leader Bethany Yeager (2,007 digs) and mentored 29 academic All-Big Ten selections. At Iowa Western, Ben helped the Reivers to a 42-8 overall record and No. 4 final ranking at the National Junior College Athletic Association level. Sara Dyslin of Hendrix garnered SAA Player of the Year accolades.
Ben has served the AVCA as a subcommittee member on recruiting. Additionally, he has coached for the USA National Team program, the Youth National Team and the National A2 Team. Ben has also worked with major club programs in the Lincoln, Omaha and Iowa City areas.
Ben and Angie have a son Brady, who was born in October 2015. Ben graduated from Nebraska in 2005 with a degree in exercise science.
John Cook, University of Nebraska Head Volleyball Coach It is a great day for volleyball in this state when two former Huskers land a dream job for them in Nebraska. Ben and Angie Boldt worked at Nebraska Volleyball, fell in love, and now will take over the Concordia Volleyball Program. Their goal has been to be in Nebraska and they will now create another nationally ranked NAIA team in Nebraska. This is a WIN WIN for Concordia and the Boldts.
Hometown: Powell, Wyo. Alma Mater: St. Gregory's University
Abby Pollart was officially announced as full-time assistant volleyball coach at Concordia University on April 5, 2017. She also serves a game management role within the athletic department. Her officially began her duties on July 5, 2017.
Pollart arrived in Seward after having spent the previous season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. In December 2016, she began service as interim head coach for the Hardrockers.
Originally from Powell, Wyo., Pollart felt at home on her visit to Concordia as part of the interview process. A St. Gregory’s University (Okla.) alum, Pollart spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at NCAA Division II University of Arkansas at Monticello. Prior to her graduate assistantship, she volunteered as a coach at Cameron University (Okla.), another NCAA Division II institution.
A 2012 graduate of St. Gregory’s, Pollart earned her bachelor of science in social science. As a member of the volleyball team, she twice collected NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades. Pollart carried a 4.0 GPA as both an undergrad and graduate student. She went on to pick up her master of education in physical education and coaching from Arkansas at Monticello.
Additionally, Pollart has been active in church work. She served as youth and young adult director/coordinator for Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawton, Okla., for two years.
Hometown: St. Paul, Neb. Alma Mater: University of Nebraska
Angie Boldt was immediately named an assistant on her husband Ben’s staff on Dec. 19, 2017. She will officially begin her duties at Concordia University on Jan. 8, 2018. In addition to her coaching role, Angie will instruct classes and assist in athletic communications.
Most recently, Angie spent two seasons as the head coach at NCAA Division III Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. During the two-year stint, Angie and Ben won the 2016 Southern Athletic Association championship and coached three All-Americans, three All-South Region selections, five first team all-conference choices and four second team all-conference award winners. In 2016, she earned the conference coach of the year award and coached Sara Dyslin to All-American, Academic All-American and conference player of the year awards.
A native of St. Paul, Neb., Angie has 12 years of experience at the NCAA Division I level. She broke into the coaching profession as a student assistant in volleyball operations at the University of Nebraska. She moved on to become a graduate assistant in volleyball operations at the University of Alabama (2006-08). Angie’s next stop landed her in Iowa City as the Director of Volleyball Operations (2008-13) and then as an assistant coach (2013-14) at the University of Iowa. She proceeded on to the University of Arkansas (2014-15) as an assistant and then assisted Nebraska Wesleyan University (2015-16) before shifting to head coach at Hendrix.
While at Iowa, Angie coached 29 Academic All-Big Ten selections. She also mentored two All-SEC performers at Arkansas, two All-GPAC choices at Nebraska Wesleyan and helped the Huskers to two Big 12 titles and a NCAA Final Four appearance. Angie has also worked with major club programs in the Lincoln, Omaha and Iowa City areas. Additionally, she serves on the AVCA Head Coaches Committee and mentors coaches through the AVCA Mentoring program.
Ben and Angie have a son Brady, who was born in October 2015. Angie graduated from Nebraska with a degree in Education and Human Sciences in 2006 and earned a master’s in Sport Management from Alabama in 2008.
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa Alma Mater: Wingate University (N.C.)
Saehler completed her first season as a graduate assistant coach on the Concordia volleyball staff in 2017. Saehler graduated from Wingate University in Wingate, N.C., in May 2017 with a bachelor of science in human services.
As a member of the NCAA Division II Bulldogs, Saehler twice earned All-America honors from the AVCA. Additionally, she collected three Southeast All-Region honors and was named South Atlantic all-conference all four years.
Abby is the daughter of Bill and Donna Saehler. The native of Iowa City, Iowa, is pursuing her MBA from Concordia.