Assistant Volleyball Coach
Kim DePew enters her ninth season as an assistant coach for the Wayne State College volleyball team. She coaches the setters and serves as camp coordinator while also handling recruiting and scouting duties for the Wildcat volleyball program.
Prior to arriving at 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 semifinals.
Before starting her coaching career, DePew was a standout setter at Emporia State. She earned First Team All-MIAA honors during her senior season with a league-high 1,489 set assists in the 2005 season. DePew finished her playing career (2002-05) 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.
Kim and her husband Eric reside in Wayne with their son Brett.
Volunteer Assistant Volleyball Coach
John Petersen moves into his third season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Wayne State College volleyball program. He coached high school volleyball and girls basketball for 40 years, 37 at Columbus Scotus High School, before retiring from high school coaching in February, 2014.
Petersen compiled an 863-136 record and guided the Shamrocks to a state-record 15 state volleyball championships and 22 finals appearances, ranking second all-time in high school volleyball wins. His teams made a state-record 14 consecutive finals appearances from 1993-2006 and won a state-record 115 straight matches while coaching at Columbus Scotus High School. Under Petersen, Columbus Scotus won state titles in four different decades.
While at Columbus Scotus, Petersen also served as head coach of girls basketball for 23 seasons and another 17 as an assistant, helping the Shamrocks win three state titles with one runner-up finish.
Petersen began his high school coaching career at Newcastle High School for three years before moving on to Columbus Scotus High School.