Jim Cartisser named Tachikara DI Coach of the Year

Charlotte, NC - College of Southern Idaho head coach Jim Cartisser has been named the 2018 Tachikara NJCAA Division I Coach of the Year. 

In his first season as the head coach at Southern Idaho, Jim Cartisser accumulated a 31-4 record and left his mark on Golden Eagle volleyball history.  Cartisser led his team to capture their 12th national title in school history.  This was their 20th national tournament appearance, tying for most in NJCAA volleyball history.

Cartisser stepped into the head coach role at Southern Idaho, after working with the program closely as an assistant coach for eight seasons.  In this role, Cartisser helped coach the Golden Eagles to three NJCAA DI Volleyball national titles in 2005, 2012, and 2015.  The last two titles came through coaching alongside his late wife Heidi Cartisser, who was recently inducted into the 2018 NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  

This season, Cartisser was honored at the American Volleyball Coaches Association Two-Year College Coach of the Year.  He will be formally presented with the award at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Minneapolis, MN next week, as a part of the AVCA Convention.  

2018 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship Heidi Cartisser Coach of the Tournament 
  • NJCAA Division I Volleyball National Champion 
  • AVCA Two-Year College West Region Coaches of the Year 
  • AVCA Two-Year College Coach of the Year

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