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Dragons name former Bison head coach Thompson as a volleyball assistant

Former North Dakota State head volleyball coach Kari Thompson is joining the Minnesota State Moorhead coaching staff as an assistant.

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Former North Dakota State head volleyball coach Kari Thompson, shown here in 2014, has been named an assistant coach at Minnesota State Moorhead. Forum file photo
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MOORHEAD — Former North Dakota State head volleyball coach Kari Thompson has been named an assistant coach at Minnesota State Moorhead, Dragons head coach Bob Jones announced Wednesday, July 14.

Thompson was head coach at NDSU from 2010-2017, posting a 102-98 record. She led the Bison to two Summit League tournament championships and two NCAA Division I tournament appearances.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with her experience and credentials," Jones said in a statement.

Thompson, who played volleyball at Wisconsin-Green Bay, was head coach at Southern Illinois from 2017-2018.

Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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