Anne Kordes (center) pictured with Alex Wilharm (right). / Photo by Wade Morgen
National search is underway
Louisville volleyball coach Anne Kordes announced her resignation on Thursday, November 17, effective the conclusion of the 2016 season. Kordes is finishing her sixt season as the head coach for the Cardinals.
Kordes, who stated her departure due to family and personal reasons gave plenty of thanks to the university and fans, "I grew up a Louisville Cardinal, I graduated as a Louisville Cardinal, and I will always be proud that I am a Louisville Cardinal. I love this university and will continue to love and support the coaches, athletes, and leadership. A very heartfelt thank you to Tom Jurich, Christine Herring, my staff, players, alumni, and the fans."
Kordes is currently 272-135 (0.668) in her career and 130-60 (0.684) with U of L. Under Kordes, Louisville won the Big East Championship in 2011 and 2012, the AAC Championship in 2013, and the ACC Championship in 2015. Throughout her career she has been named Conference Coach of the Year, with the most recent being the 2015 ACC Coach of the Year.
Kordes' 15-15 2014 season and current 9-17 2016 season have let a few fans in doubt. With Tom Jurich at the reins, U of L fans expect greatness every year.
A national search has begun for Kordes' successor. Expect associate head coach to be in consideration. Wilharm is in his fourth year with Louisville and is an AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award recipient for 2016.
We wish Anne Kordes the best in her future endeavors!
There will be a media conference on Monday, November 21, at the Yum! Center on the Belknap campus.