Colette Kellen enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Salisbury University volleyball program. Kellen comes to the Eastern Shore from Washington and Jefferson College where she served as an intern assistant coach during the 2016 season. She also has served as co-head coach of the Pittsburgh Three Rivers 18 Platinum Team during the spring of 2017.
Kellen was a four-year starting setter at McDaniel and eclipsed 2,000 career assists, finishing second in program history with 2,152 helpers and earning a spot on the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team.
She started at McDaniel the same year as a new coach, Jessica Wolverton, and inherited a team that won three games in each of the two seasons before her arrival. During her freshman year, the Green Terror won seven games, but then finished with a record of 19-9 in her sophomore campaign, earning a spot in both the Centennial Conference and ECAC South tournaments. After a 19-12 junior season, the Green Terror finished 21-8 and won the Centennial Conference championship and the league's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Kellen was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at McDaniel, serving as the social media chair. She was also president of the Exercise Science club and worked as a counselor at the McDaniel and Gilchrest-Zanni volleyball camps and as an instructor at the Westminster (Md.) volleyball league.
She is a 2016 graduate of McDaniel with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science.