After being an assistant coach for the last two seasons, Kyle Radde was promoted to head men’s volleyball coach on May 1, 2018. He comes to Olivet with a successful coaching and playing background.
Radde serves as the head coach of the Milwaukee Sting Boys 16 Gold team. He also coached at the Empowered Volleyball Academy in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2015-16, and was the head women’s coach for the Western Michigan University club team in 2014.
Radde’s playing career includes professional experience indoors as an outside hitter for Team Pineapple in the Premier Volleyball League. He also played internationally in Denmark and Austria. Radde began his collegiate volleyball playing experience at Calumet College in Whiting, Indiana, in 2006-07. He then completed his collegiate career at Michigan State University from 2007-09. Radde was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2008-09, and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
In addition, Radde played professional beach volleyball. He qualified for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Main Draw in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2014, and participated in the AVP Next Champion in Racine, Wisconsin, in 2015. His other notable beach experience was being the Waupaca Boat Ride Beach Open Champion in 2016 and being named the Midwest Professional Volleyball Association Rookie of the Year in 2008.