Meet Kari Thompson, MSUM’s new assistant volleyball coach. She is training student athletes and taking care of volleyball-related day to day operations.
Q: What drew you to MSUM?
A: I have lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area for a while, and I love the community here. I have always had a lot of respect for MSUM so when I saw there was an opportunity to become part of the volleyball program that is something that I eagerly went after.
Q: What is something that has surprised you about MSUM?
A: Once you become a Dragon you instantly feel like you are part of a family. There’s a real sense of community. I was surprised by how close and connected everyone was.
Q: What energizes you at work?
A: I love to see good work ethic. Being around other people that are putting in a lot of effort and that have a lot of passion for what they do is inspiring and energizing. It makes me excited to come into work and work with that group of people.
Q: How do you prefer to start your workday?
A: I am a coffee drinker, so I always start it with that. I then take a look at my daily schedule and get things like emails out of the way so I can be free in time for the afternoon when the fun stuff starts. We practice in the afternoons so I like to have everything ready to go so I can spend the rest of the day focusing on engaging with the student athletes.
Q: What is something interesting you are working on right now?
A: We have a great group of people that are working very hard. We play in one of the toughest Division II conferences in the country. So, it’s interesting to see how we are doing and how we can improve. It’s great to see everyone grow as people and competitors each day.
Welcome to the #DragonFamily, Kari.