Kim DePew (Edwards)
Assistant Volleyball Coach
Kim DePew enters her seventh season as an assistant coach for the Wayne State College volleyball team. She coaches the setters and serves as Wildcat camp coordinator while also handling recruiting duties for the WSC volleyball program.
Prior to Wayne State, the former Kim Edwards, a graduate of Sioux City (Iowa) Heelan High School, served two seasons (2006-07) as a graduate assistant coach at Emporia State University in Kansas. The Hornets were 27-9 in 2007 and advanced to the NCAA South Regional semi-finals.
Before starting her coaching career, DePew was a standout setter at Emporia State University, earning First Team All-MIAA honors during her senior season with a league-high 1,489 assists in the 2005 season. She finished her playing career (2002-2005) as the all-time leader in set assists for the Hornets with 5,754 and is the career leader in assists per game at 13.29.
DePew also excelled in the classroom, named to the Emporia State Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in 2005-06. In 2009, Depew was inducted into the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Volleyball Hall of Fame.
DePew resides in Wayne with her husband Eric.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Korie Lebeda begins her second season as graduate assistant coach with the Wayne State volleyball program.
Lebeda played volleyball at Creighton University from 2005-08 where she started all 119 matches of her career and was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Team three times. Lebeda became the first player in Bluejay history to have 1,000 assists in each of her fist three seasons. She set a new school record for assists in a season with 1,401 during her freshman season and then smashed her own record with 1,484 in her sophomore season. She then posted 1,337 assists during her junior season to give her 4,222 assists heading into her senior season, which was already a school record for career assists. Lebeda currently ranks as the career leader at Creighton in assists with 5,281 and ranks seventh in career digs with 1,130. She has played in the second most matches of any player in Creighton history.
Following her career at Creighton, Lebeda served four years as an assistant volleyball coach at Papillion-La Vista High School and also worked locally at the Volleyball Academy in Omaha for approximately two years. Most recently, Lebeda worked in the private sector in the insurance industry for two and a half years and was just selected to play for the Great Plains Tornados semi-pro team through USA Volleyball. Lebeda also has international playing experience as she played for the Voley Murcia team in Murcia, Spain during the 2009 season.
She is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Omaha Marian High School. Lebada is pursuing a master's degree in education at Wayne State College.