Crum Steps Down as Head Volleyball Coach

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State volleyball coach Linda Crum announced her resignation Monday. Crum just finished her sixth year as ISU's head coach and cited her growing family as the driving force in her decision.

"We recently welcomed a second child into our family and I want to have the chance to enjoy more time with my husband and our children. This was a personal decision, but it is where I want to be now. I have met many wonderful people at Iowa State University. I especially want to express my gratitude to my assistant coaches and our student-athletes who make up our team. I'm proud of the team's 3.2 grade-point average. It was a difficult decision, but it was the right decision for me."

Crum is a Davenport native and 1987 graduate of Iowa. She served as head coach at Butler and Duke before coming to Iowa State in 1999.

"We appreciate Linda's contribution and service to Iowa State and our volleyball program," Iowa State athletics director Bruce Van De Velde said. She has represented Iowa State in a professional manner and with integrity."

"Linda and her staff deserve credit for their commitment to Iowa State," senior associate athletics director Calli Sanders said. "Over six seasons as head coach she was a positive ambassador for our athletics department and Iowa State University."

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