Published: June 1, 2009

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Liz Kritza

Liz Kritza, whose brother Ted Kritza (A&S ex’96) played for the CU basketball team in the 1990s, was hired as the Buffs’ head volleyball coach in February, replacing Pi’i Aiu (DistSt ex’89).

The Colorado Springs native took over the CU program after four seasons as head coach at her alma mater, Tulane, which in 2008 qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Kritza signed a five-year contract.

Kritza, 31, had a 76-39 record at Tulane, which went 28-6 each of the last two seasons.
“I remember the days when CU was at the top of the conference and played deep into the (NCAA) tournament,” says Kritza, who competed for the Boulder Volleyball Club in the mid-1990s. “That’s my idea of Colorado volleyball.”