NMHU Hires Familiar Name as Head Volleyball Coach

Former Assistant Coach Meg Grose will Lead the Cowgirls   

Meg Grose

Las Vegas, NM—Meg Grose has been named the head volleyball coach at New Mexico Highlands University. Grose was the assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands from 2020-2022, where she served as the team’s offensive coordinator and primary setter’s coach. Grose returns to New Mexico Highlands after spending the past season as the head coach at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.  

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to come back to Las Vegas and lead the volleyball program,” said Grose. “There is a great group of young women on this team, and I look forward to working with them.”   

Grose was a standout prep and college player prior to joining the coaching ranks. She was a prolific setter for Peoria (AZ) High School where she earned all-state, all-section, and all-district honors during her prep career. And she built on that success in her college career as a four-year starting setter for the Peru State College Bobcats, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) institution in Nebraska. She was a two-team team captain for the Bobcats and ranks in the top 10 in program history in both career assists and service aces. Grose was also a two-time NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.  

The announcement was made by NMHU Co-Athletic Directors Shanna Halalilo and Jim Diesler, who are both very pleased to bring Grose back to Highlands as head coach. 

“We are overjoyed to welcome Meg Grose back to NMHU Athletics,” said Halalilo. “We look forward to seeing her lead our volleyball program to new successes on and off the court.” 

Prior to her time at New Mexico Highlands, Grose was a graduate assistant coach at Southern Arkansas University, a NCAA Division II school in the Great American Conference. She served on the coaching staff for the 2018 and 2019 seasons while working on an advanced degree. Grose graduated from Southern Arkansas with a Master’s degree in special education in May 2020.