Kreklow named Missouri's newest volunteer assistant coach

1 year 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 08 2017 Feb 8, 2017 Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:40:28 PM CST February 08, 2017 in Sports
By: Travis Breese, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Former Missouri setter and U.S. National Team member Molly Kreklow has been named a new volunteer assistant coach for Mizzou Women's Volleyball. The appointment was announced Wednesday by Head Coach Wayne Kreklow, Molly's uncle. 

Since guiding the Tigers to a 34-0 regular season record in her senior season, and eventually bringing MU its first SEC Women's Volleyball Championship, Kreklow has been very busy. Kreklow played for Team USA from 2014 to 2016 in the FIVB World Cup and Grand Prixs. The Delano, Minnesota native aided the club in taking home a championship in the 2015 World Grand Prix. 

Kreklow then put her passport to good use and added to her growing resume in Europe. She played for such clubs as Desder SC in Germany, Eczacibasi Vitra in Turkey and Liu Jo Nordmeccanica Modena in Italy. The highlight of this play was a 2015 Bundesliga Championship with Dresder. 

Kreklow has always been known as a fierce competitor on the court but she also had aspirations in the classroom. Kreklow made the Missouri Dean's List every semester while at MU. She hopes to extended her success to her new players in both arenas. 

"My goal is to make an impact as soon as possible by mentoring and encouraging our players to grow as athletes, students and people," Molly Kreklow said. 

Another source of praise for Kreklow came from one of the most revered names in volleyball. Karch Kiraly, the only player ever to win gold medals on the beach as well as on the court, currently coaches the U.S. Women's Team and has spent a lot of time with Kreklow. 

"Molly has some traits that make it possible for her to develop into a special coach. She has a huge heart and cares deeply about the people around her," Coach Kiraly said. 

Kreklow will be tasked with continuing the success of a Mizzou program that finished the regular season ranked No. 16 in the country and ended the 2016 season at 27-6. 

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