SignUp
Former standout Erin Joki returns to UND as an assistant coach
Joki named UND assistant volleyball coach
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 08/09/2012 14:33:37 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

GRAND FORKS, N.D.-University of North Dakota head volleyball coach Ashley Hardee announced the hiring of former UND standout Erin Joki as an assistant coach.  Joki returns to campus after spending last season on the bench with the Grand Forks Central volleyball program (junior varsity head coach/varsity assistant).

"I am very excited for this season to begin," Joki said. "This is such a good opportunity for me to coach under two great coaches and experience volleyball from a new perspective. I am extremely lucky to continue my volleyball career, and I can't think of a better place I'd want to do it than at UND."

Joki played in over 100 matches in her career at UND (2007-2010) and registered 707 kills in her four seasons for the Green and White. Joki racked-up 855.0 total points scored, a mark that sits 10th in UND's record books for points scored in the rally era.  The 5-foot-11 product of Grand Rapids, Minn. was named the 2010 Great West Conference Player of the Year after a superb senior campaign.  She hit .283 with a career-best 310 kills, leading her Fighting Sioux to back-to-back GWC regular season and tournament titles (2009, 2010).

Joki joins coach Hardee and associate head coach Dan Brown as the team enters its first year in the Big Sky Conference in 2012. UND has begun preparation for the season, reporting for its first practice this week.  UND will host an alumni match on Aug. 18 before opening the regular season against national power Southern California at the Texas A&M tournament on Aug. 24.

Tippett to lead Canada at 2014 World Championship
Hockey Canada announced today that former University of North Dakota standout and current Phoenix Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett will serve as head coach for Team Canada at the upcoming 2014... MORE
Goalie Gothberg gloves NCHC monthly honors
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota sophomore goaltender Zane Gothberg has been named National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Player of the Month for March/April, the conference... MORE
Pryor announces three commitments
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head volleyball coach Mark Pryor announced the commitments of three student-athletes to join the defending regular season Big Sky Conference... MORE
Softball games at South Dakota State canceled
Due to inclement weather and poor field conditions the UND softball games against South Dakota State scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, in Brookings, S.D., have been canceled. The games will not... MORE