Courtesy of Dominican University
RIVER FOREST, Illinois -- The Dominican University department of athletics announced on Thursday morning that Jeanne Czipri has resigned from her position as coordinator of athletics events/head women's volleyball coach to accept another position. In three seasons at the helm of the Stars' women's volleyball program, Czipri guided the Stars to a record of 61-43 including NCAA Division III national tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015 and back-to-back Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Tournament titles in 2014 and 2015 before going 12-21 in 2016, earning third place in the NACC with an 8-3 mark.
In the Dominican University women's volleyball program, Czipri inherited a team that had made tremendous strides on a regional level. In 2009 the Stars completed a worst-to-first turnaround, claiming the program's first NACC regular season title with a 21-13 overall record. The very next season, Dominican made its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship, claiming the first of four NACC Tournament titles over the next six seasons. In total the Stars have been to five NCAA Division III national tournaments over the past six seasons.
Under Czipri since 2014, the Stars posted a combined conference record of 29-4, including a spotless 11-0 mark in 2014 when Czipri led the Stars to the NACC regular season and tournament titles for the first time in program history. That season, the NACC coaches honored Czipri with Co-Coach of the Year honors.
During her tenure, Czipri coached ten All-NACC First Team student-athletes and three All-NACC Second Teamers. Christina Wilson was twice named the conference's Player of the Year, earning honorable mention for the 2015 AVCA All-America Team.
Czipri will remain in her role with the university through the first week of May. A search for her replacement will begin immediately. Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at www.dom.edu/jobs.