In 2009, Christi Kelsey was hired to take over the reins of the Williams College volleyball program. In her inaugural season, Kelsey helped guide the Ephs to the 2009 NESCAC Championship and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA tournament. The program captured additional NESCAC titles in 2013 & 2014 while also advancing to the NCAA Elite 8 in 2014. Coach Kelsey now is heading into her ninth season as head volleyball coach. Additionally since 2011, Kelsey has served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and currently holds her USA-W Sports Performance Coach Certification.
Prior to being hired as head coach at Williams, Kelsey served as the first assistant for Harvard University. While with the Crimson, Kelsey provided on-court coaching, team development, and served as Harvard’s recruiting coordinator. A 2000 graduate of Purdue University, Christi was a four-year participant for the Boilermakers in volleyball. Co-captaining the team in 1999 and earning First Team All-Academic Big Ten honors twice during her career. Kelsey majored in management with a minor in information technology.