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Ben Boldt

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Head Volleyball Coach

Ben Boldt Athletics

Head Volleyball Coach

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Hometown: Hickman, Neb.
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska

Ben Boldt was named Concordia University’s head volleyball coach in December of 2017. In two three seasons leading the Bulldogs, Boldt owns an overall record of 58-25.

In year three, the Concordia volleyball program again ascended to heights it had not previously reached. For the first time in school history, the Bulldogs advanced to the NAIA national quarterfinals in a run that included a win at Xavier University of New Orleans and NAIA pool play victories over Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and defending national champion Marian (Ind.). The Bulldogs went 18-5 overall, finished ranked No. 8 in the NAIA, placed third in the GPAC regular season standings, won seven matches over teams that finished in the top 25 and went 7-0 versus in-state opponents. A year earlier, Boldt led Concordia to the final site of the NAIA National Championship for the first time while the program recorded its first-ever wins at the national tournament. The Bulldogs concluded the '19 campaign in the national round of 16, went 25-8 overall and landed at No. 14 in the NAIA postseason poll. Individually, Emmie Noyd became the program's first player to be named first/second/third team All-America since 2001.

Previously, 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, and a daughter Addison, born in April 2018. 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.

Bulldogs Under Coach Boldt


2018: 15-12 Overall, 5-11 GPAC

2019: 25-8 Overall, 11-5 GPAC

2020: 18-5 Overall, 12-3 GPAC

Total:  58-25 Overall, 28-19 GPAC (3 years)

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Angie Boldt

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Assistant Volleyball Coach

Angie Boldt Athletics

Assistant Volleyball Coach

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Hometown: St. Paul, Neb.
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska

Angie Boldt was named an assistant on her husband Ben’s staff in December of 2017. In addition to her coaching role, Angie instructs classes and assists in athletic communications. The first three seasons of Bulldog volleyball under the Boldts' direction resulted in a 58-25 combined overall record and two national tournament appearances.

In year three, the Concordia volleyball program again ascended to heights it had not previously reached. For the first time in school history, the Bulldogs advanced to the NAIA national quarterfinals in a run that included a win at Xavier University of New Orleans and NAIA pool play victories over Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and defending national champion Marian (Ind.). The Bulldogs went 18-5 overall, finished ranked No. 8 in the NAIA, placed third in the GPAC regular season standings, won seven matches over teams that finished in the top 25 and went 7-0 versus in-state opponents. A year earlier, Boldt led Concordia to the final site of the NAIA National Championship for the first time while the program recorded its first-ever wins at the national tournament. The Bulldogs concluded the '19 campaign in the national round of 16, went 25-8 overall and landed at No. 14 in the NAIA postseason poll. Individually, Emmie Noyd became the program's first player to be named first/second/third team All-America since 2001.

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, and a daughter Addison, born in April 2018. 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.

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Kaci Hohenthaner

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Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach

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Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach

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Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Kaci Hohenthaner has transitioned to the role of Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach following a collegiate athletic career in both volleyball and competitive cheer. Hohenthaner played two seasons of volleyball with the Bulldogs. Hohenthaner has prior coaching experience with volleyball club teams.

A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Hohenthaner began her college career at Iowa Western Community College, where she was a student-athlete for two years. After transferring to Concordia, Hohenthaner helped the 2019 Concordia Volleyball team to an appearance in the NAIA national round of 16. She compiled 37 digs and 26 aces for the ’19 squad. She also played for the 2018 Iowa Western team that placed as the junior college national runner up.

Kaci is the daughter of Mark and Kim Elonich and Scott Hohenthaner. Kaci graduated from Concordia with a degree in Sports Recreation Studies. She is currently pursuing a master’s in Sports Marketing.