April 23, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florida State volleyball player and volunteer assistant coach Courtney Dipert was recently named as the replacement for former assistant coach Amy Bambenek, who departed Florida State for George Washington University in February. Dipert brings with her a year of experience at the collegiate coaching level, as well as four years of experience playing defensive specialist under head coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud.
“We are extremely excited to have hired Courtney Dipert as our assistant coach replacing Amy Bambenek,” Reynaud said. “Courtney was a defensive specialist on our team for four years. She has had experience in coaching with the Big Bend Volleyball Club over the past several years and has worked in numerous camps and attended coaching clinics around the country. This past season Courtney served as our volunteer assistant coach.”
Dipert’s coaching experience has taken her from Gainesville, Fla., to Honolulu, Hawaii and now back to her alma mater. She coached the Big Bend Junior Volleyball Club from 1998 through 2000, culminating with hr position as the head coach of the 18-1 team. Dipert received coaching experience at the FSU volleyball camp in 1997-2000, and prior to her volunteer position at Florida State she assisted at the University of Florida individual volleyball camp.
After walking on in her freshman year, Dipert has made her mark on Florida State volleyball with several athletic honors. These accolades include being named as the Golden Nole award winner in 1999, as well as being named team captain by her teammates the same year. In 1998 Dipert was part of the ACC Championship squad which advanced to the NCAA tournament. Her 1997 squad made it to the tournament as well.
Dipert is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports administration, which she is scheduled to complete in June of 2001.