Mount Union Volleyball Camps

Head Coach Melissa Mahnke

 

Melissa Mahnke is in her fifth year as the head volleyball coach at Mount Union.

Mahnke has led the Purple Raiders to four straight winning seasons and a pair of third place finishes in the Ohio Athletic Conference. She has continued a run that now stands at 22 straight winning seasons and making the OAC Tournament semifinals for 14 of the last 16 seasons.

Mahnke spent the past five years as an assistant coach with the Raiders and was part of a staff that won three OAC regular season titles, three OAC tournament titles made four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Mahnke is familiar with the Purple Raiders as she is a two-time All-American at Mount Union and the school's all-time kills leader with 1,604.  In 2008, she was part of a team that won a then school-record 30 victories and then followed up in 2009 leading the Purple Raiders to their first-ever NCAA Tournament bid.

A three-year captain, Mahnke was a three-time All-OAC selection, an Academic All-OAC pick and a two-time All-Great Lakes Region and All-American pick in 2008 and 2009.

The North Royalton, Ohio, native graduated from Mount Union in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in middle childhood education and also has a master's degree in sports psychology from California University of Pennsylvania.