After her fourth season at Dodge City Community College, Kamri Nehls announced on Monday that she is resigning from her position at Dodge City and will become an assistant coach at Fort Hays State University next season.
"It was a really tough decision for me to leave DC3, but it is a good opportunity for me to further my career," Nehls said. "I am very grateful to have been a part of this program and know that it will continue to be successful. Thank you to my coworkers and this community for giving me this opportunity and for all of their support throughout my time here. It has been a privilege to belong to the Conq family."
Nehls just completed her second season at the helm of the program, serving as the interim head coach for the entirety of the 2016 season. Before taking over the program, Nehls also spent two years as an assistant coach.
After back-to-back seasons with a 4-31 record as an assistant, Nehls took over as the interim head coach in 2016 and helped lead Dodge City to a record of 21-16, collecting the most wins at Dodge City since 2010.
Nehls was then offered the head coaching position for the 2017 season and led Dodge City to a record of 20-15.
Along with helping get the volleyball program headed back in the right direction, Nehls also had four players named to All-Conference teams in just two seasons.
"I want to thank Kamri for the time and energy she put into building the program here at Dodge City," athletic director Jacob Ripple said. "She took a program that won only four games each of the two years prior to her taking over and won at least 20 each year as the head coach. She built a great platform for continued success in this program."
Dodge City Community College will begin their search for Nehls' replacement immediately.