Mary Olks Hawes

mary olks hawes wisconsin premier vb club coach

Mary Olks Hawes



Mary has over 31 years of volleyball coaching experience in both California & Wisconsin and at all levels – from 3rd grade through college.

4 years of Division 1 volleyball at Auburn University

Top 10 – all-time career blocks at D1 Auburn University when she was held the record for 25 years.

Division 1 Wisconsin State Championship winner.

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



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