Former All-American Returns to MNU
| by Wyatt Stark email@example.com
Molly (Brewster '13) Karagyaurov (Coach K) is no stranger to the MNU volleyball program. She played all four years of her college eligibility for the Pioneers from 2009-2013, earning numerous accolades along the way, including multiple Conference Player of the Week awards and two All-Conference team awards, as well as a Scholar-Athlete honor, Conference Player of the Year, and third-team All-American in her senior season. Molly is the only player in program history to record 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills in a career. She was inducted into the MNU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education with a minor in coaching, Molly played professional volleyball in Europe for the 2013-2014 season. She returned to MNU in fall 2014 to pursue her Master of Science in Management and served as a graduate assistant volleyball coach. She was named Conference Assistant Coach of the Year for two seasons, then returned to Europe to play professionally. Now back as MNU’s head coach, Coach K sees the university with a fresh perspective.
“I have so many visions for this team,” Coach K says, “but the scripture verse that connects all of those is Psalm 115:1. That verse says, ‘Not to us Lord, not to us, but to your Name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness.’ Teams and awards and honors come and go, but ultimately, we’re all here to serve a bigger purpose. That’s why God gives athletes their ability: to bring glory to His name.”