1st year at BVU
Lori Slight is set to begin her first season as head coach of the Beaver volleyball team in 2012.
Slight arrives to campus after having served as the head volleyball coach for Creston High School each of the last two seasons (2010 & 2011). Prior to taking over for the Panthers, she was the leader of the Sioux City Bishop Heelan squad from 2007-2009, earning state tournament berths each season, including a state title in 2007 and a runner-up finish in 2009. During that span, she compiled a record of 131-34.
Aside from the high school ranks, Slight has also coached seven seasons at the collegiate level. Her most recent stop came at Northwest Missouri State University (2003-2005) where she improved the team from five wins in her first season to 15 in each of her final two. Prior to taking over for the Bearcats, she began the volleyball program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and served as its head coach from 1999-2002. During her tenure there, she finished with 100 wins, including 49 in 2002, while earning a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament. She was also head coach of the Cyclone Cylect Volleyball Club from October 1999 thru January 2003.
Slight served as an assistant volleyball coach for BVU in 1996-1997 while earning her B.A. degree in both exercise science and secondary education-physical education in December of 1997. Aside from BVU, she also attended both Iowa State University and Northwestern College (IA). After graduating from BVU, she then went on to serve one year as head coach at Storm Lake High School.
Lori and her husband Jay, who is the middle school principal at Storm Lake Middle School, have two boys, Nick (10) and Jack (4).