Year: First Season
Previous College: Minnesota State '09
Chad Gatzlaff joins the VCU Volleyball staff in 2013 after one successful season at the University of Indianapolis under current Rams' Coach Jody Rogers.
In 2012, Gatzlaff helped UIndy to its best postseason finish in school history as the Greyhounds reached the final four of the 2012 NCAA Championships in Pensacola, Fla. The Greyhounds finished 31-8 for only the third 30-win season in school history. He helped outside hitter Kristina Kerrigan earn AVCA First Team All-American and Midwest Region Player of the Year, while setter Meghan Binkerd was AVCA Third Team All-American.
Gatzlaff spent 2011 as a volunteer assistant at St. Mary's
(Minn.), where he helped the Cardinals finish 17-14. During his
time in Winona, Minn., he was also the Winona Junior Olympics
Program Director and 17s coach.
He has also spent time coaching men's club teams at Tennessee and Minnesota State. He was a four-year starter for the Minnesota State club team, including two years as All-Northern Intercollegiate Volleyball Conference as a middle blocker. The Mavericks recorded a pair of top 10 finishes at Club Nationals during his time on the court.
Gatzlaff earned a bachelor of science in marketing from Minnesota State in 2009.