Trudy Vande Berg
Cornell University
Trudy Vande Berg
Head Coach
Division 1

Vande Berg became The Wendy Schaenen '79 Head Coach Of Volleyball at Cornell in March 2015.   In her first year at the helm, Vande Berg brought in a recruiting class that was ranked among the top 90 in the nation, earning a high honorable mention distinction from The Big Red opened the season with a 2-0 record for the first time since the 2007 campaign before finishing with a mark of 6-18 overall (2-12 Ivy). Despite the teams youth, Cornell was extremely competitive in each and every outing with and of the 41 sets the Big Red lost on the year, one-third (13) came by just two points.   In her three seasons as an assistant, the Big Red improved its win total overall and in league play, and it defeated 19-win Pittsburgh in its own tournament in 2013 and perennial NCAA qualifier Albany in 2014. Natasha Rowland '15 was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in 2014, one of six All-Ivy League selections during Vande Berg's three seasons on East Hill. The Big Red led the Ivy League in blocks in 2013, while the 2012 team went 9-16 overall and 5-9 in league play, its best finishes since the 2008 campaign. Cornell finished 2012 strong, winning three of its final four and snapping a losing streak of nearly six year to Princeton. Vande Berg was instrumental in recruiting setter Allysa Phelps and middle blocker Macy Wilson, who in their first two seasons have been among the best in the Ivy League at their respective positions. She was also instrumental in working with middle blocker Rachel D'Epagnier '14, who was selected second-team All-Ivy following her senior season. As the head coach of Team Iowa Ice of the Premier Volleyball League, Vande Berg led her team to consecutive championship matches, with Team Iowa Ice taking the title in 2013. Vande Berg worked at Iowa State University from 2009-12 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Cyclones after spending the previous four years in the same capacity at Duke. Her efforts at ISU helped lay the foundation for the Cyclones trip to the NCAA Elite Eight, as well as ISUs procurement of the fifth-ranked recruiting class in the country during her final season. In her four years at Duke, Vande Berg helped the Blue Devils reach the NCAA tournament each year while capturing Atlantic Coast Conference titles in 2006 and 2008. Duke advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament all four seasons. With the Blue Devils, Vande Berg oversaw the training of 11 All-ACC players, including two ACC Player of the Year recipients, and was responsible for recruiting the 26th-ranked freshmen class in the country in 2008. Prior to her stint at Duke, Vande Berg served as a volunteer assistant at Wisconsin after spending two seasons as the first assistant at North Florida. While working with the Ospreys, she helped produce a Division II All-American and assisted in all aspects of the nationally-ranked program. Vande Berg has also spent time on the club circuit, working with Team Florida High Performance and Sky High-Milwaukee, as well as stints with the Milwaukee Chapter of Starlings, a volleyball club for underprivileged student-athletes. From 1994-97, Vande Berg played at UW-Milwaukee, where she led the team in attack percentage all four years while setting the school records for blocks in a match and blocks in a career. She was a first-team All-Horizon League selection as a senior after earning second-team honors as a sophomore and junior. Vande Berg still ranks in the top-10 for career blocks (3rd 403), kills (6th 1,148), and attack percentage (7th .263) for the Panthers. A native of Waupun, Wisc., Vande Berg earned her bachelor's degree in health care administration from Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1999.Trudy Vande Berg