Crawford Joins Army Volleyball Staff
Army West Point Volleyball head coach Alma Kovaci Lee has announced the hiring of Kenzie Crawford as assistant volleyball coach.
"We are thrilled to have someone like Kenzie join our volleyball family," Kovaci Lee said. "It was evident the moment she stepped on Post that she is someone that values the mission of the Academy, has the development of our young Cadet athletes at heart and is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the sport."
Crawford comes to West Point after two years as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. The Lopers went 71-4 during Crawford's two seasons on the staff, winning the MIAA Championship in both seasons with two trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament. In 2019, UNK went 38-1 and reached the NCAA Division II Volleyball Finals.
"She has played and coached at competitive volleyball programs and her winning mentality fits well here at West Point," Kovaci Lee said. "Kenzie is caring, thoughtful and has a personality that connects very well with everyone she meets. She is a great addition to our staff." The Grand Rapids, Mich., native was a defensive specialist and setter at Creighton the past five years. A three-time Big East Conference All-Academic Team qualifier, she helped the Bluejays reach five NCAA Tournaments and win four Big East Tournament titles.
After a redshirt season in 2013, Crawford was part of a Creighton program that has posted a 130-41 mark over the past five falls.
A member of the Dean's List and winner of the 2017 True Blue Award, Crawford amassed 528 digs and 476 assists in her career. As a junior, she had a season-best 17 digs in an NCAA Tournament win over Northern Iowa and had 13 more in a Sweet 16 win against Michigan. At Northview High in Grand Rapids, Crawford was tabbed the Detroit Free Press Senior Athlete of the Year and the Ottawa-Kent Conference Female Athlete of the Year as a member of the school's volleyball and basketball teams.