Troy Larson, Director of Athletics, announced the hiring of Megan Bezdicek to serve as the head volleyball coach for the Lakers in 2014.
Last season, Bezdicek served as the Assistant Volleyball Coach for Iowa Lakes. Bezdicek, a Jackson, Minn. native, is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., where she was a 5-year participant for the Viking's Volleyball team. While at Augustana, Bezdicek captained the squad in her final two seasons and was a three-time NSIC academic all-conference member. She was also a member of the 2008 regional team.
Before Augustana, Bezdicek was a standout athlete for Jackson County Central High School. During her prep career she was a four-year letter winner in volleyball, basketball and softball. She was an all-conference, all-area, and all-state selection in both volleyball and softball her junior and senior seasons as well as all-conference and all-area in basketball her senior campaign.
Bezdicek earned her Bachelor's degree from Augustana College in Athletic Training in 2012 and in Biology and Secondary Education in 2013.
"Megan is very passionate about the game of volleyball and has a very good volleyball mind," Larson said. "She is committed to serving her student athletes and helping them mature both on and off the floor."
The Laker Volleyball program has a notable history and tradition that Bezdicek believes she can continue.
"I am extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to the challenge of continuing the success of Iowa Lakes Volleyball and to helping these student-athletes to be successful both on and off the court," she said.
Bezdicek will also be serving as a retention specialist at Iowa Lakes.
For more information about the volleyball team and other athletics at Iowa Lakes Community College, visit www.iowalakes.edu.