Jen Gomez, who for the past five seasons has served as the head coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo, has been named head coach at Pittsburg State. Athletics Director Jim Johnson made the announcement in December.
Gomez is the 11th head coach in program history. She succeeds Jenny Mueller who resigned from the position in November.
Gomez takes over a Pitt State program that went 2-27 in 2015 and has enjoyed only one winning season in the past six years.
“I am just thrilled to be able to lead the volleyball program at Pittsburg State,” Gomez said. “The athletic department has such a great reputation as a whole. I am beyond excited to be a part of that. I want to work to get the volleyball program where it belongs, at the top of the MIAA and nationally recognized once again.”
Gomez has 10 years of collegiate head coaching experience and a 202-135 career coaching record. She averaged 26.8 wins per year in five seasons as head coach at Oklahoma City University from 2006-10 while restarting a program that had been dormant on campus since 1983. In her final season at OCU, she led the Stars to a conference tournament championship and the program’s first berth in the NAIA Division I National Tournament.
A native of Dodge City, Kan., Gomez was an NJCAA All-America player at Garden City Community College, as well as an NJCAA Scholar Athlete, before twice earning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors at CSU-Pueblo.