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Longmore tabbed as VCSU’s 11th head volleyball coach

VALLEY CITY — Adam Longmore was hired as Valley City State University’s 11th head volleyball coach in school history on Friday.

Longmore will take over the Viking volleyball program in mid-April. He replaces Susan Kolbow, who resigned in January following four seasons as Viking head coach.

Longmore comes to Valley City after serving as an assistant coach at Southern Utah University.

“I think there’s a lot of potential with the volleyball program at Valley City,” Longmore said. “I was very impressed with the girls’ attitudes and their work ethic — they’re a hardworking bunch of girls. That’s the first key to success in any program and that’s already there.”

Longmore interviewed on the VCSU campus earlier this week and had a chance to meet the players and athletic staff, and see the volleyball facilities.

“Adam has a strong coaching background at the NCAA level along with a history in the NAIA,” VCSU athletic director Jack Denholm said. “We’re excited to have him take over our volleyball program.”

Longmore just completed his sixth season as assistant coach at Southern Utah University, an NCAA Division I school that competed in the Summit League and the Big Sky Conference during his time at the school.

Prior to Southern Utah, Longmore was head coach from 2004-2007 at William Woods University, an NAIA school in Fulton, Mo. He was also an assistant for William Woods in 2003, and earned a Master’s degree in athletic administration from the school in 2007.

Longmore earned his Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, where he spent time playing on and coaching the men’s club volleyball team. He has also worked with Gold Medal Squared as a camp and clinic instructor for more than 10 years.

He and his wife Jennifer have three kids, daughter Odessa (9) and sons Addison (5) and Elijah (3).