HEAD COACH JENNIFER HARTMAN
Jennifer Hartman was named Head Volleyball Coach in July of 2015. Hartman enters into her 4th year with the program after spending two years teaching 2nd Grade and coaching at the high school level. In her time as head coach, she has helped lead the Blue Hawks to the best record since 2010. As a head volleyball coach, she has coached three North Star Athletic Association All-Conference players. Since 2012, Hartman has assisted in Track & Field specifically working with jumpers. During her time as a track coach, she has assisted in coaching the men to five Conference Championship finishes and the women to three Conference Championship titles. At the national level, Jennifer has assisted in coaching four different athletes to nine All-American finishes in long jump, triple jump, and high jump.
Hartman is a native of Miles City, MT where she was as standout three-sport athlete. From 2008-2012, Jennifer attended Dickinson State University and competed as a two-sport athlete in both volleyball and track & field. On the volleyball court, she was named Freshman-of-the-Year for the Dakota Athletic Conference, and was a three-time DAK All-Conference volleyball player. In 2010, Jennifer helped lead her team to a Conference Championship finish. The Hawks ended their 2010 season with an overall win/loss record of 21-13 and a conference record of 13-1. In her 2009 season, she was ranked 28th in the nation averaging 1.90 blocks/game. Hartman ended her career as a Blue Hawk with 718 kills, 387 blocks.
On the track, Hartman did not see much success until her junior and senior seasons. In 2011 and 2012, she qualified for the outdoor NAIA National Track & Field meets in long, triple, and high jump. During her senior season, Hartman peaked with personal records across the board and ultimately broke a 30 year old school record with a leap of 19feet 2 ¾ inches. Following her record-breaking leap, Hartman flew to Nationals and ultimately deemed herself as an All-American with a jump of 19’1”. Hartman ended her athletic career being awarded the Loraine C. Schumacher Award, which is presented to the Outstanding Female Athlete of the year at Dickinson State University.
Jennifer graduated from Dickinson State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in coaching. She was a two-time NAIA Academic All-American in both volleyball and track. Hartman is currently working towards her master’s degree in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science with an option in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport.