The North Idaho College Athletics Department has announced that former Eastern Washington University Head Volleyball Coach Miles Kydd has been named as the new NIC head volleyball coach.
Kydd replaces Kandice Gregorak, who resigned from the head coaching position in January for family reasons after leading the Cardinals to back-to-back NJCAA national tournament appearances. Gregorak was recently hired as an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Montana, joining her husband on the Griz athletic staff. Ty Gregorak is the defensive coordinator for the UM football team.
Kydd was a member of the EWU volleyball coaching staff for nine years, including the last four as head coach. He spent four years as an assistant under Wade Benson until becoming head coach in January 2008. Kydd resigned from EWU this past season for personal reasons.
In four years, Kydd was 57-60 overall and 40-25 in the Big Sky Conference. In 2008, his first as head coach, Kydd was selected as the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to a BSC regular-season title.
“We are fortunate to hire someone with Kydd’s coaching experience to join the NIC volleyball program” said NIC Athletics Director Al Williams. “It’s valuable to bring in a coach with connections to the region for recruiting purposes, and also someone who has familiarity with our program. Kydd is an excellent teacher of the game and understands what it takes to be successful in our highly competitive conference. I believe Kydd can help NIC maintain our volleyball program at the level of success we have enjoyed amongst the NJCAA elite, and bring some continuity to the program.”
Kydd will officially begin his position on the Cardinal athletic staff in mid-April. He plans to retain current assistant coach Kelsey Stanley on his staff.