|College:||University of New Haven|
Now in his second season with the Bobcats, Kristopher Czaplinski has already made significant strides within the women's volleyball program and is looking to build Quinnipiac into a perennial power. Quinnipiac is the first head coaching job in Czaplinski's career.
In his first year with Quinnipiac, Czaplinski guided a young, undermanned and injury riddled roster but landed six highly-touted freshmen as his first recruiting class that will seek to build an annual power in the MAAC. He also built a strong community service initiative within the women's volleyball program as his players and staff participated in various activities including volunteer coaching sessions in local area high schools and involvement with Quinnipiac's BIG EVENT.
Czaplinski comes to QU from Post University where he served as the Eagles’ Assistant Coach for the past two years.While with the volleyball program, he helped guide the Eagles to a fourth place finish last season in the North Division of the league. Czaplinski spearheaded recruiting operations, scheduling and prepared game tactics and strategies during his stint with the team.
In addition to Post, Czaplinski allocates much of his time to the Connecticut Sports Center in Woodbridge, Conn. Since 2003, he has been the Varsity Coach of the Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball program, a club consisting of student-athletes ranging from 16-18 years old. Czaplinski also organizes elite summer programs for athletes aspiring to play at the collegiate level.
A 2006 graduate of the University of New Haven with a degree in Business Administration, Czaplinski was a four-year letter-winner on the volleyball team. While at UNH, he was the team’s setter for four years, and holds the all-time record in career assists (2,690) and single-season assists (1,760). He was a team-captain in 2006.
While at Post, Czaplinski began working towards a Master’s of Education in 2010. He resides in Shelton, Conn.