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A Successful Run

Posted by: Trapper Athletics — December 28, 2017

By BREANNE THIEL Tribune Sports Writer
Courtesy of the Powell Tribune

Shaun Pohlman is leaving Northwest College’s volleyball program with a long list of accomplishments. 

During his seven-year tenure with the Lady Trappers, the team made several runs at the NJCAA title — including an eighth-place showing in 2013, followed by back to back Final Four appearances (fourth place) in 2014 and 2015 and a sixth-place finish in 2016. 

Pohlman also won 11 Coach of the Year Awards, including two that were presented by AVCA’s West Region, nominating him for National Coach of the Year.

His teams also gained the accolades of 23 All-Region IX players, 22 Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference (WCCAC) members, 21 Region IX North All-Tournament players, seven NJCAA Division I All-Americans, six American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), six NJCAA National Players of the Week, five All-Region IX/WCCAC Players of the Year, four NJCAA National All-Tournament members, two Region IX North/ WCCAC Freshmen of the Year, and a Setter and Libero of the Year in Region IX North/WCCAC. 

Pohlman stressed success in the classroom and throughout his stint at NWC, his teams finished on the NJCAA National Academic Team list (3.0 GPA minimum) every season. That award is accompanied by 23 NJCAA Academic All-Americans while earning three AVCA Academic Team awards (3.3 GPA minimum). Additionally, in 2011 and 2015, the Lady Trappers team won the Sheila R. Worley Sportsmanship Award, given to the team at the Region