Resident Coach

Suzie Fritz

"Becoming a part of 3 Sport gives myself and our staff an opportunity to give back to volleyball at the grass roots level. “We absolutely believe in 3 Sport’s mission of “Specializing in the multi-sport athlete. Many of our players were outstanding basketball, softball, great athletes in other sports. That well-rounded sports training helped them become better volleyball players."
-- Suzie Fritz

Career Highlights

  • All at K-State, entering 2020
  • 360-234 (.606 winning pct. in 19 seasons)
  • Two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year (2002, 2003)
  • 16 All-America honors
  • 24 All-Region selections
  • 49 All-Big 12 selections
  • 57 Big 12 Player of the Week awards

Coaching Career

  • Florida Atlantic, assistant coach (1994)
  • Barton County CC, assistant coach (1995-96)
  • Kansas State University, assistant coach (1997-2000)
  • Kansas State University, head coach (2001-pres.)

Playing Career

  • Clay Center High School (1986-90)
  • Barton County Community College (1990-91)
  • University of Louisiana-Monroe (1992)
  • Florida Atlantic University (1993)

Since taking the helm of the program in 2001, Suzie Fritz has established K-State volleyball as not only a contender in the Big 12 but also the nation. A Kansas native and part of the program since 1997, Fritz is K-State’s winningest coach and has helped the program reach the NCAA Tournament 16 times, including 12 as the head coach.

Coach Fritz tallied her 360th career win in 2020 and boasts a career mark of 360-234 (.606) in her 19 seasons and has led the Wildcats to a national ranking in 11 different campaigns. From an individual standpoint, Fritz has helped guide nine Wildcats to 19 All-America honors.

Fritz has also served as a coach for the USA Women’s Volleyball program. She was appointed to a coaching role with the A2 team in 2006, and in 2009, she was named the A2 head coach, taking the team to a third-place finish at the USA Adult Open Volleyball Championship. In 2013, Fritz and the K-State Wildcats represented the United States at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Suzie is known throughout volleyball circles as one of the top teachers of the game at the highest level.  She has presented clinic volleyball throughout the country and also served as the keynote speaker at the AVCA National Convention in 2008, presenting on various aspects of the game.

Training by Resident Coach Suzie Fritz