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Volleyball Coaches

Kelsey Stanley

Kelsey Stanley

Head Coach
Phone: (208) 769-3218
Office: GYM-110 C

Kelsey Stanley enters her seventh year as head coach at North Idaho College, and tenth year overall as part of the program. Kelsey has been a part of Cardinal volleyball teams that have placed sixth, eighth, ninth, and 10th at NJCAA national championships in the past ten seasons.

Stanley attended Bottineau High School in North Dakota, where she excelled as a student-athlete in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She earned All-State honors in volleyball her freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year and was a five-time state pole vault champion in track and field. In 2006, Stanley was named North Dakota Athlete of the Year.

Stanley continued her volleyball and track career at Dickinson State University where she helped lead her volleyball team to a sixth-place finish at the NAIA national championships. Stanley also became a six-time NAIA All-American in track and field and a four-time national pole vault champion. She completed a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Dickinson State University.

Stanley lives in Coeur d’Alene with her husband Keri and their three children Aida, Bodie, and Seger. 

Robin Reese

Robin Reese

Assistant Coach
Phone: (208) 769-3349
Office: 110C

Robin Reese enters her fifth year as the assistant volleyball coach for the Cardinals. She is a Southern California native and moved to Coeur d’Alene in the summer of 2015. Reese attended Fallbrook High School where she played for the Warriors varsity volleyball team all four years. She earned many honors for the Warriors, including three-time All-Palomar League selection, All-CIF honors twice, Top 25 honors for San Diego Union Tribune twice, Coach's Award twice, CIF All-Tournament honors, Team MVP her junior and senior seasons, first team San Diego County twice, and first team CIF as a junior and senior.

After high school, Reese played at New Mexico State University from 1998 to 2001 as a setter and defensive specialist. Unfortunately, she had to retire during her senior season due to a career-ending back injury. She graduated from NMSU with a bachelor’s degree in individualized studies.

Reese lives in Hayden, Idaho, with her husband Trey, daughter Nellie, and son Cooper. 

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