Michael Runde | Associate Head Coach
A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Michael Runde rejoined the Coyote coaching staff in February of 2016. He previously was USD's graduate assistant in 2013-15.
In his return to campus, Runde led the Coyotes to the program's first conference title in history. The Coyotes finished 25-7 overall and 13-3 in Summit action to capture the 2016 Summit League regular season title. The 2016 season also saw the debut of the Sanford Coyote Sports Center with more than 2,400 fans in attendance at the home opener on August 30. The Coyotes finished 10-1 inside their new home with the only loss coming at the hands of NCAA Tournament participant Iowa State.
Runde began his career as the head coach for the Iowa Rocket’s Volleyball Club in Iowa City from 2009-12. He led the club to three USA Volleyball National Championship appearances. Along with coaching the Rockets, he spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as a manager for the Iowa Hawkeyes. At Iowa, he graduated with a degree in Sports and Recreation business.
Runde continued his schooling and coaching career at USD. Runde helped coach the team to back-to-back 19-win seasons and helped mentor 2013 Summit League Player of the Year Kendall Kritenbrink. During his tenure, Runde earned his master's degree in sport management.
Runde spent the 2015 season at Southeast Missouri where he coached setters, assisted with recruiting, coordinated travel, scouted opponents and assisted with video analysis.
Shelly Stumpff | Assistant Coach
Michelle “Shelly” Stumpff joined the Coyote volleyball coaching staff ahead of the 2016 season. She served one year as a graduate assistant before being promoted to assistant coach ahead of the fall of 2017.
Stumpff hails from Iowa City, Iowa, and had a decorated collegiate volleyball career at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. In four seasons from 2012-15, Stumpff led the Bulldogs to a 125-14 record with four conference titles, four NCAA tournament appearances, and three trips to the Elite Eight. Stumpff was named SAC and Southeast Region Freshman of the Year in 2012, and was SAC Player of the Year as a senior in 2015.
Stumpff finished her career with 1,458 kills – third-most in program history – and a program-record 219 aces along with more than 1,200 digs and nearly 200 blocks. She received All-America honorable mention by the AVCA and was an AVCA Academic All-American during her senior season. Stumpff graduated from Wingate with a degree in secondary math education, and is working on a master's degree at USD in interdisciplinary studies.
Stumpff served on the Coyotes' staff this past season when USD won its first Summit League regular season championship. South Dakota won a program-record 25 matches, and was 10-1 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The team advanced to the championship game of the Summit League Tournament.
Madeline Dolny | Director of Volleyball Operations
Madeline Dolny joined the Coyote volleyball coaching staff before the start of the 2017-18 season.
Dolny comes to USD after spending the 2016 season as the head volleyball coach at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah. In addition, she has coached Mountain West volleyball club in Logan, Utah, Front Range volleyball club in Denver, Colorado, and has worked volleyball camps at University of Colorado and University of Arizona. Before her time coaching, Dolny played collegiately at North Idaho College from 2008-10.
Dolny graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Family Life Studies from Utah State University and an associate’s degree in general studies from North Idaho College.
Madeline and her husband, Talin Louder, reside in Vermillion.