Jennifer Kintzel
Jennifer Kintzel
Previous College: Butler '98
Position: Assistant Coach
Jennifer Kintzel is returning for her fourth season in the assistant coach ranks with the Butler volleyball program. Kintzel served as the team's graduate assistant coach during the 1998 season and was promoted to assistant coach during the 1999 season. Kintzel will work with Butler's setters, head up the team's recruiting efforts, and plan the team's travel, along with assisting Clark in the daily operations of the Butler volleyball program.

In addition to working at Butler, Kintzel is also on the AVCA assitant coaches' committee and has been a coach for Circle City Volleyball for the last two years.

Before Kintzel came on board as a graduate assistant coach at Butler in 1998, she made a name for herself as the most decorated Butler volleyball ever. The 1997 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year, Kintzel helped guide her team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament that same season. She was honored as the 1997 MCC Tournament MVP when the Bulldogs captured their first MCC Tourney crown in ten years.

Kintzel's 5,483 career assists rank first all-time at Butler and in the MCC. Her name is splattered throughout the Butler record books. She holds five of the top ten single-match assist totals at Butler, and four of the top ten season assist totals. Her 67 service aces in 1997 and 215 career aces rank second on Butler's season and career lists, respectively. That career aces total is also the best ever in the MCC.

A spunky, hustling player, Kintzel also managed 1,678 career digs and a career 3.53 digs per game average, both of which rank second on Butler's career lists.

Kintzel, who started all 136 matches in her four-year career, was a two-time first-team All-MCC and American Volleyball Coaches Association All-District 6 performer. She was named to all-tournament teams in each of the last ten tourneys of her career.

An outstanding student as well as a terrific volleyball player, Kintzel was honored as the Butler Athletic Department's female "Pop" Hedden Award winner (given to an outstanding freshman athlete) in 1995 and as the female Tony Hinkle Award (given for athletic achievement) recipient in 1997. In addition, she was named as one of Butler's "Top 100" students as both a junior and senior, and was a member of both the MCC Academic Honor Roll and the MCC Academic All-Conference volleyball team.

Kintzel graduated from Butler in May, 1998, with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. She completed her M.B.A. in finance in May, 2000.