Head Coach Cindy Book



 
  Head Coach  
  21st Season in 2013-14  
  Hometown: Woodbury, Conn.  
Alma Mater: Springfield (Mass.) '77
Overall Career Record (Through 2013): 710-366 (.659)
Overall Record at St. Olaf (Through 2013): 464-228 (.671)
MIAC Record at St. Olaf (Through 2013): 144-73 (.664)
E-mail: book@stolaf.edu
Office Phone: 507-786-3255
 
 

THE BOOK FILE
1977: Graduated from Springfield (Mass.).
1983-1990: Was head coach at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn.
1991: Named head volleyball coach at St. Olaf.
1993: Was named MIAC Coach of the Year; Central Region Coach of the Year... Team won first MIAC title, finishing 11-0 in league play.
1994: Won second straight MIAC title, finishing 11-0 for the second straight season... Was MIAC Coach of the Year.
1995: Was the Central Region Coach of the Year as team won third straight league title.
1996: Team went 11-0 in MIAC play for third time in four seasons... Was the MIAC's coach of the Year and Central Region Coach of the Year.

2000: Collected 500th career win.
2001: Team shared the MIAC title.
2008: Won 600th career match.
2010: Team shared MIAC title... Was named MIAC coach of the Year... Team advanced to round of 16 in NCAA Division III Championship.
2011: Junior Ari Carlson was named All-MIAC.

2012: Collected 700th career win with a four-set victory over St. Catherine on Oct. 17... Team finished third in the MIAC for the 12th top-3 finish in her career.
In 2014, Cindy Book will be in her 22nd season as head coach at St. Olaf and in her 23rd overall. Book is in the top ten in teams of wins (710) and in the top 35 in winning percentage (.669) in NCAA Division III volleyball history.

She began her career at Keene State, where she was head coach for two seasons before spending eight seasons at Bethel. Book eclipsed the 500 career win plateau on Sept. 1, 2000 in a five-game win over Washington University in Indianola, Iowa and 600 during the 2008 season. Her 700th career victory came in a four-set home match against St. Catherine.

She has coached seven All-Americans at St. Olaf, including 2011 graduate Kim Smisek.

Book received her undergraduate degree from Springfield College, her master's from Keene State and her PhD from the University of Minnesota.

She currently serves as the chair of the exercise science department. Cindy, a native of Woodbury, Conn., and her husband Paul reside in Northfield. Their son Graham is a 2008 graduate of St. Olaf.


The Oles Under Cindy Book
Season Overall Pct. MIAC Pct. MIAC
1991 25-15 .625 8-3 .727 3rd
1992 27-11 .711 8-3 .727 4th
1993 32-7 .821 11-0 1.00 1st
1994 34-3 .919 11-0 1.00 1st
1995 32-8 .800 10-1 .910 1st
1996 38-4 .905 11-0 1.00 1st
1997 19-13 .594 8-3 .727 2nd
1998 25-8 .758 9-2 .818 2nd
1999 20-15 .571 8-3 .727 4th
2000 26-8 .765 8-2 .800 2nd
2001 25-4 .862 10-1 .909 1st
2004 13-18 .419 4-7 .364 7th
2005 14-12 .538 5-6 .455 5th
2006 10-16 .385 4-7 .364 9th
2007 13-10 .565 5-6 .455 8th
2008 21-12 .636 6-5 .545 5th
2009 27-5 .843 9-2 .818 3rd
2010 31-5 .861 10-1 .910 1st
2011 13-14 .462 4-7 .364 8th
2012 11-21 .343 7-4 .727 3rd
2013 8-20 .286 1-10 .090 10th
Total 464-228 .671 144-73 .664