Familiar name returns as volleyball coach at Concordia Academy

The Concordia Academy volleyball team has a new head coach, although she is not new to the program. Kim Duis has returned to the position that she held for six seasons back in the early 2000s.

Duis replaces Kristin Fink, who took over for Duis in 2007 and coached the Beacons for eight seasons.

Duis’ first stint as Concordia’s head coach ran from 2001 to 2006, and in that time the Beacons reached the state tournament twice (2001, 2002). They finished third in both appearances. Duis compiled a record of 110-71 before stepping down following the 2006 season.

Duis returned to the volleyball program in 2013 and served as an assistant to Fink for two seasons. Prior to her first run as head coach, Duis was an assistant under Steve Dickhudt from 1995 to 2000.

Also a Concordia Academy graduate, Duis was a three-sport athlete for the Beacons and played on the 1987 volleyball team that won a state championship. Following high school, Duis attended Montana State and earned a slew of accolades for her accomplishments on the volleyball court for the Bobcats.

Duis was inducted into the Montana State Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Concordia Academy Athletic Hall of Fame last fall.

—Brian Meyers

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