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Trudy Vande Berg
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graduating Year: 1999
Experience: 3 Years
Phone: (515) 294-3641
Email: tvande@iastate.edu
Trudy Vande Berg
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 05/05/2009

Trudy Vande Berg is in her fifth season as an assistant coach for the Cyclones after spending the previous four seasons in the same capacity at Duke.

In addition to her responsibilities as recruiting coordinator, Vande Berg assists in coaching middle blockers for the Cyclones.

Cyclones Jamie Straube and Tenisha Matlock have flourished under the leadership of Vande Berg. Straube was a unanimous choice for the Big 12 All-Freshman Team in 2009 and has made the all-league first team in each year since. Moving from right side to middle blocker at the beginning of the 2011 season, Matlock averaged 1.28 blocks per set in league play, second in the Big 12, and collected 102 block assists, the first Cyclone to post 100 block assists in a season since 2008. Matlock earned her first weekly conference award in 2011 for her defensive play at the net and finished with three matches of eight block assists.

In her four years on the Durham, N.C. campus, Vande Berg helped the Blue Devils reach the NCAA Tournament each year while capturing Atlantic Coast Conference titles in 2006 and 2008. Duke advanced to the second round all four seasons.

At Duke, Vande Berg oversaw the training of 11 All-ACC players, including two ACC Player of the Year recipients. She was responsible for all facets of recruiting where she helped the Blue Devils corral the 26th-ranked recruiting class in the country in 2008.

Prior to her stint at Duke, Vande Berg served as a volunteer assistant with Iowa State head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch at Wisconsin. Vande Berg assisted Johnson in training the middle blockers and setters.

A former All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference performer at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Vande Berg worked for two seasons as the first assistant at North Florida, where she helped produce a Division II All-American and assisted in all aspects of the nationally-ranked program.

Vande Berg has also spent time on the club circuit, working with Team Florida High Performance as well as stints with the Milwaukee Chapter of Starlings, a volleyball club for underprivileged student-athletes. She also coached for Sky High-Milwaukee.

Vande Berg played four years at UW-Milwaukee for head coach Kathy Litzau from 1994-97, setting school records for blocks in a match and career blocks. A first team all-league player, Vande Berg currently ranks in the top-10 for career kills, aces and digs for the Panthers.

Vande Berg earned her bachelor's degree in health care administration from Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1999.

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