• 15 NCAA Appearances at U-M
  • 540+ Career Coaching Wins

Mark Rosen

The best way to describe my coaching philosophy is to state what I find most gratifying in this profession. I take great pride in being a part of our student-athletes’ growth as they reach their potential in every aspect of their college experience. I love seeing personal growth in the classroom. I am so excited when our student-athletes mature in their personal lives and become prepared to go out into the real world either as a player at the next level, or as a young professional. I find great joy in our student-athletes developing their athletic talents through hard work and opportunity as they take their volleyball game to higher and higher levels.

“To summarize my philosophy, I would say, college athletics is all about ‘development.’ We are here to develop young student-athletes in every way. This certainly includes their volleyball growth, but to me it is much, much more than just the athletic side of their experience. I take great pride in developing our student-athletes in every aspect of their lives. I'm confident that when they graduate from Michigan, they will be ready for the future opportunities that await them.

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Coach Bio

In 18 years at the helm of Michigan's volleyball program, Mark Rosen is the winningest volleyball coach in Michigan's history with 363 wins record and a .610 win percentage, despite competing in arguably the toughest conference for collegiate volleyball. In his time with the Maize and Blue, Rosen has coached seven All-Americans and guided the Wolverines to NCAA post-season play 15 times. Michigan has also earned 55 wins over top-25 opponents during this period, while being ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA Top-25 poll in each of the last ten seasons.

Led by Rosen, the University of Michigan volleyball program ended an impressive 2016 season with its sixth NCAA Tournament regional semifinal appearance and the highest NCAA Tournament seed in program history. After hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009, the squad finished its season with a 24-11 record and its first trip to the NCAA regional semifinals since 2012. In addition to five Academic All-Big Ten selections in 2016, Michigan had six Big Ten Player of the Week awards and three All-Big Ten selections, while MacKenzi Welsh and Abby Cole earned AVCA All-North Region and All-America nods.

Fun Fact

Coach Rosen was born and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.

Career Highlights

  • 2012 NCAA Final Four
  • 15 NCAA appearances at U-M
  • 540+ wins in his coaching career
  • 55 wins over top-25 opponents at U-M
  • 6 NCAA Sweet 16 appearances at U-M
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Assistant Coaches

Leisa Rosen

Associate Head Coach

Michigan associate head coach Leisa (Wissler) Rosen has worked alongside her husband, head coach Mark Rosen, for the last 18 seasons, coaching seven All-Americans and guiding the Wolverines to NCAA post-season play 15 times. Under the Rosen coaching staff, Michigan has also earned 55 wins over top-25 opponents, while being ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA Top-25 poll in each of the last ten seasons.
Rosen works primarily with the Wolverines’ defense, overseeing the training for Michigan’s middle blockers and liberos, including All-Americans Abby Cole, Jennifer Cross, and Erin Moore. She also manages and coordinates all of Michigan’s recruiting efforts, and the Wolverines have had a top-ranked recruiting class or a top-ranked recruit in each of the last six years. Prior to the 2001 season, Rosen was promoted to Associate Head Coach after spending her first two years at Michigan as an Assistant Coach.

Sean Byron

Assistant Coach

University of Michigan volleyball head coach Mark Rosen announced the hiring of former West Virginia and Ohio State assistant Sean Byron on March 17, 2016. In his first season working with Michigan’s setters, Byron helped coach freshman MacKenzi Welsh to an AVCA All-America honorable mention selection, four Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards, and a Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection.

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Amy Angelos

Head coach Mark Rosen announced the appointment of volunteer assistant coach Amy Angelos in March of 2016. Angelos worked primarily with the middle blockers during her first season with the Maize and Blue, including All-American Abby Cole and junior standout Claire Kieffer-Wright. Angelos also helped guide Michigan to its sixth NCAA Tournament regional semifinal appearance and the highest NCAA Tournament seed in program history during the 2016 season.