|Alma Mater:||Springfield College|
Iain Braddak was hired as an assistant coach on the Columbia volleyball staff on August 7, 2017. He was most recently the head volleyball coach at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
“Iain’s energy and drive are a great fit for Columbia, and his ten years of coaching, teaching, and leadership experience make him an asset to our coaching staff and an awesome mentor for our student-athletes,” said head coach Brie Katz. “I’m thrilled to welcome Iain to our volleyball family.”
Braddak spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as the head coach at Smith College. Prior to Smith, Braddak was the head coach for the 2013 and 2014 seasons at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He led Merchant Marine to a combined 32-14 (.696) record in two seasons, including a 20-8 (.714) mark in 2014. Braddak also served as the head men’s coach at Culver-Stockton College (NAIA) in 2012. He earned his first collegiate head coaching position as the head junior varsity coach at his alma mater, Springfield College, in 2010.
Alongside his coaching experience, Braddak has taught at all four of his collegiate stops since 2010. His teaching experience includes sport psychology at both Smith and Merchant Marine, as well as athletic administration and sport marketing at Culver-Stockton.
Braddak holds a USA Volleyball Program Level 2 coaching accreditation is a regionally certified official with USA Volleyball. He is also a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
Braddak graduated with a Bachelor of Science in movement in sports studies and physical education / health education from Springfield College in 2010. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Springfield in 2012.