|Title:||Assistant Athletic Director/ Head Volleyball Coach|
BJ Bertges is entering her first season as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Penn State Beaver.
Bertges was a dual sport athlete at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg for four years serving as a captain in both volleyball and softball. As a volleyball player she earned All-Conference honors her senior season, and was the only player in the program’s history in the top five of the four major categories (kills, blocks, aces and assists). She was an integral part of the program’s foundation and was called “the most prolific all-around player in the program's 10 years” by Coach Simms who currently heads the program.
After completing her undergraduate degree she went on to play for the Pittsburgh Passion, a professional women’s full contact football team. As a special team’s player and defensive end, she was part of the 2007 National Championship team who also went undefeated that year in the NWFL.
BJ holds her Master of Science in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania. She hopes that her experiences as an athlete at the collegiate level, with the Passion organization and her experience assisting with various volleyball organizations in Western Pennsylvania will help her transition into this new role as a head coach. She is excited about the opportunity and cannot wait to continue to build the program here at Penn State Beaver.