Doug Tabbert has been named the interim volleyball head coach for
the 2015 season after former head coach Tiffany McCampbell was promoted to
Assistant Athletic Director in charge of internal operations for the
Tabbert was head coach of the Lady 'Rockers from 2003-2006.
The program improved steadily during his tenure, culminating with a 16-win
season in 2006 that represented the program's second highest season winning
percentage in the previous decade.
Overall, Lady Hardrocker players during his tenure earned one
third-team All-American selection,
one conference Most Valuable Senior designation, four all-conference selections, eight
conference player-of-the-Week honors, three region
Player-of-the-Week awards, five All-America scholar
athlete awards, and 25 conference
Tabbert comes back to SD Mines from Cameron University, (Okla.) where he served as head
coach for three seasons (2011-13). Although he was the program's sixth
head coach in a seven seasons, Tabbert's impact on the Cameron program was
Despite being picked to finish last in the pre-season conference
poll, his first squad at Cameron more than doubled the number of conference
wins from the previous season and earned the program's first conference
tournament bid in four years.
During his tenure in Oklahoma, Cameron players earned seven all-conference designations,
garnered multiple conference Player-of-the-Week awards and tied or broke multiple Cameron individual
Previous to that, Tabbert spent four years at the University of
Nebraska at Kearney (2007-10), where he was assistant coach. While at UNK, the
an overall record of 129-17 and a conference record of 71-4 including four
championships, two conference tournament championships, four NCAA tournament
appearances, and final national rankings of No. 19, No. 6, No. 12 and No. 5.
From 2001-02, Tabbert was head coach at Hastings College in
Hastings, Neb., before beginning his
first head coaching job at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, in 1998.
"Doug has done it all," McCampbell said. "He's been
involved with volleyball for quite some time and has seen the sport at every
level. Doug was able to help build the Hardrocker program the last time he was
here and will help do it again as we continue to be competitive at the Div. II
Coach Tabbert holds B.S. degrees in Psychology and Business
Administration from Baker University (Kansas) and a Master's degree in
Development Kinesiology from Bowling Green State U. (Ohio).
Tabbert is a native of Perry, Kansas and has coached 17
all-conference and 12 all-academic conference players, 10 all-region players,
and seven All-Americans. He
replaces Jennie Malone, who served as assistant volleyball coach for the Lady