Familiar with the landscape and recruiting in the Southland Conference as well as having a vast knowledge of club team volleyball, Lamar University head coach Alan Edwards announced that Michelle Kuester joined his staff as an assistant coach on May 17, 2016.

Keuster, a standout at New Mexico State, will be in charge of coaching middle blockers as well as recruiting coordinator with the Cardinals.

She spent three seasons as an assistant and head coach in the club circuit, most recently as a head coach and assistant coach for the Oklahoma Edge in Moore, Okla. With the Edge, her primary focus was on the middles and outside hitters. She was also the lead recruiter for the organization, and helped network to provide communication for players to college coaches.