Michael Runde | Assistant 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.
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 graduate degree in sport management.
Runde rejoins the team after spending a year at Southeast Missouri where he coached setters, assisted with recruiting, coordinated travel, scouted opponents and assisted with video analysis.
Shelly Stumpff | Graduate Assistant
Michelle “Shelly” Stumpff joins the Coyote volleyball coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the 2016 season.
Stumpff comes to USD after spending the past four years playing volleyball at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. She helped the Bulldogs to four straight Division II NCAA appearances. Stumpff had a decorated athletic career which started in 2012 when she was named the South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year and the Southeast Region Freshman of the Year.
Stumpff continued to pile up the awards in her next three seasons. She was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region Team three times. She was twice named to the NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region First Team and the SAC First Team All-Conference team. She received All-Tournament honors at the SAC Tournament and the NCAA Southeast regional three times apiece.
Stumpff wrapped up her collegiate career by being named the 2015 SAC Player of the Year and was a 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.
Stumpff has worked volleyball camps at the Iowa Rockets Volleyball Club since 2012. She has 80 hours of field experience in high schools and was a student teacher at Forest Hills High School in Marshville, N.C., in the spring of 2016.
Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Stumpff graduated from Wingate University in May of 2016 with a bachelor’s of science while majoring in mathematics and secondary education. She plans on getting her masters in sports management and adult & higher education from USD.