Kaylee (Smith) Peschong has accepted the top volleyball coaching position for the Marshalltown Bobcats. Peschong is set replace Chris Brees, who stepped down last month, and she will join assistant coaches Scott Ranck and Adam Edgington to lead the Bobcats. The hire is pending official school board approval.
“We’re extremely excited about Kaylee taking over the helm of our volleyball program. Her past playing and coaching experiences, as well as her vision of team culture and leadership, will fit perfectly at MHS,” said MHS Activities Director Ryan Isgrig.
Peschong wants to use her past experience to grow the sport of volleyball in Marshalltown. It is her goal to develop and maintain a high cultural standard that promotes dedication, hard work, pride and respect. Her experience, combined with her dedication to mentorship will help shape young women to be confident young athletes of integrity on – and off – the court.
“I believe it is my responsibility to help shape the young women in my program…shape them into great athletes, great teammates, and great leaders,” Peschong said.
Peschong is a 2017 graduate of the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University at Fort Worth, Texas. Volleyball has been at the center of her life for as long as she can remember. Peschong – a native of Indianola – grew up on the court with her mother, who coached volleyball for 30 years at the high school and collegiate level.
Coach Peschong brings an impressive cache of volleyball experience both as a player and a coach to Marshalltown High School. In 2020, she was inducted into the Indianola High School Hall of Fame for her illustrious volleyball prep career. Her collegiate experience began at the University of Iowa where she started as a setter. When the Hawkeye coach that recruited her moved away, she transferred to TCU.
Kaylee served up three more years of NCAA Division success for the TCU program. As the starting setter, she led her team to one of the most successful three-year stretches in TCU history. With positive energy, inclusivity, and on-court success, Kaylee marshaled her teammates to the NCAA tournament in 2015 and 2016. She was also named Academic All Big-12 every year at TCU and facilitated youth camps for more than 500 girls ages 5-18.
Since January of 2018, she has been the head coach for Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club and helped train and develop 13 Division-1 scholarship athletes. That position has given her coaching experience at the highest club level. Her team has won the national qualifier gold medal (Boston) and qualified for nationals every season.
She may be from Indianola, but Kaylee is no stranger to Marshalltown. Her husband, Tyler, is a proud 2008 MHS graduate. They are excited to raise their young family in this community.
Volleyball practices officially start on Monday, August 10. If you are interested in participating in the Bobcat volleyball program please contact the MHS Activities office at 641-754-1142. For more information, visit https://marshalltownhsia.rschoolteams.com/.
The tentative 2020 volleyball season game schedule can be found here.