Expected to be a rebuilding year, in 2013 the CSU Volleyball team was picked to finish 2nd in the conference. They forgot to read the expectations, winning 27 straight matches, finishing 28-2 for a .933 winning percentage - highest in program history. In addition, the team won their 5th consecutive Mountain West Championship, and made their 19th Straight trip to the NCAA Tournament...

The architect of that legendary program, CSU Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Tom Hilbert, will be our featured speaker Wednesday April 2. Hilbert will be introduced by our own entrepreneurial legend, C.J. Streit. Hilbert was named MWC Coach of the Year (9th time) and AVCA Pacific North Coach of the Year (4th time), and has a 605–178 record in 25 seasons as head coach, one of only 10 Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Coaches in history with a winning percentage over .770.

Besides sharing stories and comments on CSU’s Volleyball program, Hilbert will share his approach to growing young leaders. In the classroom, Hilbert’s teams have earned two Academic All-American and 76 Academic All-Conference awards including 34 over the past five seasons. The 2013 team had an average 3.4 GPA. Hilbert's players have also earned 10 MW Player-of-the-Year trophies in the league's 15-year history, and a total of 68 all-conference selections.

A native of Norman, Okla., Hilbert earned his B.S. in business administration and marketing in 1984, and his MBA in 1989, both from University of Oklahoma (OU). He spent 5 years at OU as an assistant coach before taking over the volleyball program at Idaho, accumulating a 174-72 (.707) record - which remains the most wins by a coach in Idaho history. In 1993, he received a second master's degree, in sports and recreation management from Idaho.

Hilbert resides in Fort Collins with his daughter, Myles