Pati Rolf


Congratulations to CAP III coach, cadre member, and national official, Pati Rolf, for her induction into the University of Minnesota-Duluth's Hall of Fame!

Rolf was the driving force behind UMD volleyball from 1988 to 2001, and over the course of those 14 seasons she shepherded the Bulldogs to 11 NSIC volleyball championships, three NCAA II North Central Region appearances (1991, 1994 and 1998) and a 310-169 overall record. Those 310 victories stood as a UMD program high until being eclipsed by Jim Boos one year ago. 

Rolf, a five-time NSIC Coach of the Year honoree, also helped produce 10 American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region selections and the school's first AVCA All-American in outside hitter Jodi Jost (1996). She resigned from UMD in the spring of 2002 to take over the head coaching duties at Marquette University where she went 103-102 in seven years with the NCAA Division I Golden Eagles. Under Rolf's watch, Marquette reeled off three straight winning seasons (2004-06) for the first time in program history, in addition to making it to the Conference USA Tournament finals in 2004 and the Big East Tournament semifinals two years later. Her 2004 Warriors finished with 22 victories (against just seven losses) which was a then-school record for Division I. 

Rolf, who spent four seasons as East Carolina University's head coach (2009-12) and is 425-339 in 25 years of collegiate coaching, also has been a registered national volleyball official since 1990. She worked as a line judge in both the men's and women's volleyball competitions (including the women's gold medal match) at the 1996 Summer Olympics and served as an official at the 2006 World Championships Qualifying Tournament and the 2007 Pan American Games. In 2003, Rolf received her Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) International Officiating Certificate making her (at the time) just one of 15 female international officials in the world. She's a member of the North Dakota State University Hall of Fame, the Hopkins High School Hall of Fame and the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) Hall of Fame.