Kristin Carmichael begins her seventh season as a member of the coaching staff at Black Hills State University, her third as head coach.
The 2015 Yellow Jacket team members earned the following honors with Carmichael at the helm:
In 2014, Carmichael led the Yellow Jackets to four more wins in conference play than a year ago, and had three more wins overall, wrapping up the season just shy of a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Volleyball Tournament appearance…
Carmichael served as an assistant coach in both 2012 and 2011, following her time as a graduate assistant during the 2010 season. 2012 was the first official year the Yellow Jackets were able to compete as an NCAA sanctioned Division II squad, playing a full conference schedule in the RMAC. Prior to this time, the Jackets were transitioning from NAIA competitions, with Carmichael on staff throughout the duration.
Originally from Newcastle, Wyoming, Carmichael was a middle hitter for the Yellow Jackets during the 2006-2009 seasons. She began her collegiate volleyball career being named Freshman of the Year in the Dakota Athletic Conference in 2006. She was the DAC Player of the Year in 2008, DAC Most Valuable Senior in 2009, first-team All-Region for three years and first-team All-Conference all four years. Carmichael was a second-team All-American in 2008 and finished her career as a first-team All-American in 2009. Carmichael finished her career at BHSU, with a .404 season hitting efficiency, setting a Dakota Athletic Conference record. She still holds BHSU and DAC records in blocking. Carmichael helped lead the Jackets to DAC Championships in 2008 and 2009 and to the NAIA National Tournament both seasons.
Carmichael was named an NAIA Scholar Athlete and earned All-Conference Academic honors. She received Bachelor’s degrees in physical education and exercise science from BHSU in 2010 and completed her Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2012.
Carmichael, along with her husband Kelly and their daughter Emersyn (2), resides in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.