Mustang Volleyball Camps
Braden Hall joined the Mustangs' coaching staff in the 2017 season.
Hall, a Morningside senior from Fairbanks, Alaska, is majoring in mathematics and mathematics teaching.
He was a three-year starter for Morningside’s men’s volleyball team as an outside hitter and libero. He finished his playing career as the Mustangs’ all-time leader with 608 career digs.
Hall amassed a team-high 257 digs for an average of 2.09 digs per set during the 2017 campaign. He had the Mustangs’ top individual dig performance of the season with 18 digs in a four-set loss against two-time defending NAIA National Champion Missouri Baptist University on March 9. Aside from having the Mustangs’ top individual dig performance, Hall also had the Mustangs’ top kill effort of the campaign with a career-high 21 terminations in a March 31 match against Lindenwood-Belleville to tie a school record for kills in a five-set match.
Hall previously attended Orange Coast Community College and averaged 1.04 kills per set during the 2014 season for a team that won the California state volleyball championship.
Gabi French joined the Mustangs' coaching staff this year. French is from Red Oak, IA and graduated from Morningside College in 2016. She was a four-year starter for Morningside's women's volleyball team as an outside hitter and libero. She led the Mustangs attack during 2014 with 348 kills and was dig leader in 2015 with 289 digs with a season high 27 digs in matches against Dakota State University and Davenport University. French finished her career with 860 kills and 762 digs. Since graduation, she has coached at local JVA clubs, headed up youth volleyball programs, and given individual lessons. Her competitive drive paired with her knowledge and experience of the game will be just invaluable to the current and future Mustangs.