Laramie County Community College is setting up for a new era in its volleyball program
. Ben Stroud has been named the new LCCC volleyball coach and will start April 15.
Stroud has 21 years of experience coaching women’s volleyball, and in that time, his teams have won eight National Junior College Athletic Association championships. His combined record as a volleyball coach is 940-184.
Among Stroud’s previous employers was the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho, where he served as the school’s head women’s basketball coach from 1986 until 1993, when he became the head volleyball coach. The switch to volleyball was a good one for Stroud, as his teams won national championships, and he was named the National Coach of the Year, six years in a row from 1993 through 1998, then again in 2000 and 2005. From 1994 through 1997, his teams earned 190 consecutive wins.
Stroud joins a Golden Eagles team that is no stranger to success. The LCCC volleyball team was nationally ranked in the top 15 in 2009 and as high as seventh in 2010.
“I think Ben will take us to the next level, for sure,” says LCCC head men’s soccer coach Vince Gibson. “He has the know-how and the experience. And he’s not just a good coach; he’s a good family man, as well.” Gibson knows Stroud well, as Gibson also was an intramural director at the College of Southern Idaho.