years on the Jackrabbit coaching staff as a student assistant coach, Jason Ruppelt
returns to the Jackrabbit volleyball staff for a fifth season in 2011, his
first a graduate assistant coach.
S.D., native, Ruppelt graduated from South Dakota State in 2010 with a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Math from the college of engineering, and immediately
began pursuing a master of education degree in counseling and human resource
development with specialization in administration and student affairs
self-taught player, Ruppelt's interest in volleyball began in 2003, when he
watched his sister play in high school, but it really sparked when he saw
Nebraska play on television. From there, he started practicing on his own, and
the more he played, the more he loved the game.
graduate assistant at SDSU, he assists the coaching staff in practice, match
preparation and in day-to-day operations. In the offseason, Ruppelt started
coaching the South Dakota Volleyball Club in 2008, and continues to do that
along with teaching private lessons at Sioux Empire Fitness in Sioux Falls
Ruppelt graduated from Bon Homme High School in Tyndall, S.D., in 2006,
and hopes to someday coach college volleyball full time.