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Callie Youngman was named interm head coach at Newberry College in March 2017. She was hired as an assistant volleyball coach at Newberry in the summer of 2016. Youngman joined the Newberry staff after four seasons as an assistant coach at Saginaw Valley State.
While on staff as an assistant in 2016, Newberry volleyball set a program record with 16 South Atlantic Conference wins, finishing third during the regular season. The 20 overall victories are the most since Newberry entered the NCAA ranks. The Wolves swept Catawba in the SAC Quarterfinals before falling to Lincoln Memorial in five sets in the semifinals. Newberry finished 20-12 overall and featured four all-SAC selections. Youngman was hired at Newberry after the institution was awarded a Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant.
Youngman worked with all facets of the Cardinals’ defensive systems, especially with blockers and liberos. SVSU had 10 All-GLIAC honorees, the first GLIAC Libero of the Year in SVSU history and an Academic All-American. In 2015, SVSU qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament for the fourth time in SVSU history) with a 22-9 overall record. The Cardinals finished first in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 15th in the nation in digs per set and third in the GLIAC and 37th in the nation in blocks per set.
Youngman spent a season as the assistant varsity volleyball coach at Cadillac (Mich.) HS. During that time, the team claimed a conference championship, district and regional titles, as well as a state quarterfinal appearance. Concurrently, since 2004 she coached youth volleyball camps in Cadillac and has served in the private sector, giving volleyball lessons in Cadillac and Marquette since 2006.
Prior to Cadillac HS, she spent two years at the Articatz Club, helping youth girls and high school volleyball players from northern Michigan execute basic skills at the elite level while grooming athletes for contention of state titles and preparing young players for life off the court.
Youngman graduated from Northern Michigan University as a two-sport athlete, playing both volleyball and basketball. In volleyball, she played right side hitter and setter and was a defensive specialist who led her team to a 20-12 record and second place finish in the GLIAC North Division during her sophomore campaign. She earned a varsity letter during her sophomore season as well.
In basketball, she was named to the GLIAC Basketball All-Academic Team her junior year and the GLIAC Basketball All-Academic Excellence Team her senior year, while earning varsity letters both years.
A native of Cadillac, Mich., Youngman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education, History, Political Science and English from Northern Michigan University in 2012, completing the NMU honors program. She received a Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Graduating Female Senior in the same year.
Youngman also served on the National Park Service trail crew for two summers at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. She was a Crew Leader for the Student Conservation Association, leading groups of high school students doing trail/conservation work in the summer at Denali National Park (2009, 2010) in Alaska, Kenai Fjords National Park (2011) in Alaska, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (2012) in Michigan, Chugach National Forest (2014) in Alaska and Hiawatha National Forest (2016) in Michigan.