With the 2018 season, Mandy Trautmann begins her first season as the Blue Devil head volleyball coach.
Trautmann, a four year standout at UW-Oshkosh, takes over the Blue Devil program after a year as an assistant coach with the Blue Devil program in 2017.
"Involving my life in volleyball has always been my passion," Trautmann said. "I look forward to working with the women and to continue to develop relationships that we have already instilled."
Trautmann is familiar with the WIAC, earning honors in the league during her four years at UW-Oshkosh where she is second on the Titans' all-time list for digs. The team's libero, Trautmann earned WIAC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2015 and was a first team all-region selection and an honorable mention AVCA All-America choice.
Trautmann was the team captain for UW-Oshkosh in 2015, a season the Titans captured the WIAC regular season championship. Trautmann was a two-time first team all-WIAC selection in 2014 and 2015, and an honorable mention choice in 2013. She was named to the all-WIAC defensive team in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
A December 2016 Oshkosh graduate with a degree in Kinesiology (strength and conditioning emphasis) and a minor in psychology, Trautmann was a Wellness Committee intern in the Shiocton School District and was the varsity volleyball coach at Shiocton High School in 2016.
A native of Seymour, Trautmann has been an assistant coach with the Wisconsin Academy Club and a coach with the Seymour Strikers 16. She has worked a number of summer volleyball camps, and has coached volleyball and basketball in summer leagues in Seymour. Trautmann is also a WIAA volleyball official.
Coaching runs in the Trautmann family. Mandy's mother, Laura, was her high school volleyball coach at Seymour High School. Her father, Lyle, was the girls' high school basketball coach at nearby Clintonville High School. And her sister, Kelli, is the head volleyball coach at the University of Dallas, an NCAA Division III school.
Trautmann is working to earn her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from UW-Stout.