Alamosa's Absmeier to serve as ASC assistant volleyball coach
ALAMOSA, Colo.— Newly-named Adams State College volleyball coach Lindy Mortensen has recently announced that she has hired Brittney Absmeier, an Alamosa native, as her assistant coach. Absmeier has been the head coach at Del Norte High School for the last two years and led the Tigers to winning records in both the 2003 and 2004 campaigns. They also finished second in the district tournament in 2003 while advancing to regionals and finished third in the 2004 district tournament.
Absmeier, whose maiden name is Stockebrand, played collegiate volleyball at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in May 2000. She then began her coaching career as an assistant coach for Howard Maestas at Alamosa High School that fall.
"Brittney has some great college playing experience as well as coaching experience. She is a hard worker and is very passionate about the game of volleyball. I am looking forward to working with her," Mortensen said about the hire.
A 1996 AHS graduate, Absmeier was a 2-time all-state and 3-time All-South Central League selection and earned the league’s MVP honor in 1995, her senior year. She helped lead the Mean Moose to four conference titles and a pair of state runner-up finishes and was also a 3-time All-SCL basketball player.
While at UNC, Absmeier recorded nearly 700 kills and more than 300 blocks and picked up honorable mention All-North Central Conference accolades in her 1999 senior season. UNC made it to the second round of the North Central Regional Championships in that year and finished the season ranked sixth in the nation.
She married Adrian Absmeier in December of 2000 and the couple owns Absmeier Construction. They also have two sons. Kane is nearly three while Blade is 11 months old.
Absmeier’s younger sister Tiffany Stockebrand was a redshirt on the ASC squad in 2004 and is expected to significantly contribute for the Grizzlies in 2005.