Nov. 25, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – After capturing the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference divisional and state titles in volleyball, UWM at Washington County volleyball coach Debbie Butschlick was honored with the conference coach of the year award.
The team gathered to sing the praises of their coach and share their thoughts on how discipline, integrity and determination help them work together to secure the 2018 WCC state title.
“She was a great coach for many reasons – she was able to coach each individual player.
She wasn’t afraid to fight for us on the court especially when it cames to chatting with the refs.
She has high expectations and pushes us to our full potential.
During a group huddle after one match she would say the right thing and get us fired up.
She not only pushed us on the court but she set the standards high in the classroom as well.
From the beginning Deb told us we weren’t just a team but a family.
Thanks to Deb Butschlick for such a wonderful season.”
Butschlick, who serves as both athletic director and volleyball coach, began coaching the Wildcats volleyball team in 1985. Since then, the team won the WCC conference championship nine times, advanced to the final-four state competition 15 times and earned the state title five times (1992, 2002, 2003, 2013, 2018).
UWM at Washington County posted a perfect record this season, going 6-0 in Eastern Division play and 16-0 overall. The team also placed five players on an eight-person WCC all-conference team. Three players earned the highest honors of player of the year, setter of the year and defensive specialist of the year. This is the 10th time Butschlick has received the coach of the year honor.
UWM at Washington County is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend. The campus participates in collegiate competition in a variety of sports as well as intramural play. For more information about the athletic program, visit www.washington.uwc.edu/athletics.’