Mary Olks Hawes

mary olks hawes wisconsin premier vb club coach

Mary Olks Hawes



25+ years coaching volleyball

4 years of Division 1 volleyball at Auburn University

Top 10 – all time career blocks

Division 1 Wisconsin State Championship winner.

Mary has been coaching with Wisconsin Premier since its founding and when the name change from Mequon VB Club which started in 2010.

Mary has over 25 years of volleyball coaching experience in both California & Wisconsin and at all levels – from 3rd grade through college.

Mary played 4 years of Division 1 volleyball at Auburn University where she is still on the record books for top 10 – all time career blocks.  Very impressive since her record has held for more than 25 years!!

During her senior year of high school, Mary’s team won the Division 1 Wisconsin State Championship.

More about Coach Mary

Your favorite part about coaching volleyball?
For me, the interaction with the players and preparing the team for games and tournaments. I also enjoy watching how my players mature and improve throughout the season. I really value the coach/athlete relationship and developing that relationship over the course of the season.

Favorite VB memory
Signing my Letter of Intent for Auburn University and being a part of starting that program, which has since become a very successful program in the SEC.

Why Wisconsin Premier Volleyball Club?
Wisconsin Premier Volleyball club embraces everything volleyball should be; knowledgeable coaches, passionate players and most importantly we work hard, play hard, and at the end of the day we have a lot of fun!

What do you do outside of volleyball?
I like to golf, workout and spend time with my family.

Favorite Quote?
There are many- but mine is-
Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.– Pat Summitt- UT – Basketball