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Michaela Franklin
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Kansas State
Graduating Year: 2005
Experience: 1st Year
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Michaela Franklin was tabbed as the fourth head coach of the Green Bay volleyball program on Jan. 8, 2013. Franklin joined the program after spending the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Marquette.

"First, I would like to thank (Director of Athletics) Ken Bothof and the entire hiring committee for their time and dedication," said Franklin. "I am ecstatic for the opportunity of becoming the next leader of the Green Bay volleyball program.  As I went through the process, it was made very clear to me that everyone at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has the same passion, intensity and drive as I do in assisting the student-athletes in being successful both academically and athletically. I look forward to competing in the Kress Center, one of the nation's premier athletics facilities."

During Franklin's time at Marquette, she helped the Golden Eagles to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012 while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. Franklin assisted Marquette to a 27-7 record in 2012, including a 13-2 mark and a second place finish in the BIG EAST Conference. She also trained the outside hitters and worked as the program's defensive coordinator. Prior to Marquette, Franklin was an assistant coach at Northern Illinois from 2006-08.

A native of Lincoln, Neb., Franklin played her collegiate volleyball at Kansas State University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services in 2005. While at KSU, Franklin helped the Wildcats capture a Big XII Championship and win four matches in three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Franklin takes the reins of the program from Debbie Kirch, who resigned from the position after 16 seasons in November to take an Assistant AD role in the athletics department and will serve as the sport supervisor for the program.

"We are excited to have Michaela join our staff," said Kirch. "I truly appreciate the professionalism and passion for the sport of volleyball that she displayed throughout the search and screen process. She is going to be a great fit, not only for our volleyball program and athletics department, but for our University as well."

 

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Friday , August 29
Volleyball 
vs. Kansas State
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , August 30
Volleyball 
vs. Arizona
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Volleyball 
vs. South Dakota
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , September 05
Volleyball 
at Butler
4:00 PM
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
 
Saturday , September 06
Volleyball 
at Central Michigan
12:30 PM
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
 
Volleyball 
at Marshall
5:00 PM
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
 
Friday , September 12
Volleyball 
at Rice
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Volleyball 
at UT-San Antonio
5:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Saturday , September 13
Volleyball 
at Marquette
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Friday , September 19
Volleyball 
at Ohio
4:30 PM
Evanston, Ill.
 
Sunday , September 21
Volleyball 
at Northwestern
1:00 PM
Evanston, Ill.
 
Friday , September 26
Volleyball 
vs. Valparaiso
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , September 27
Volleyball 
vs. UIC
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , October 03
Volleyball 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Friday , October 10
Volleyball 
at Youngstown State
7:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
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