Coach Cotton will be entering his 7th year as an Iowa Select Head Coach. In our 2022 club season, he was the 16 Mizuno Head Coach. This year he will be the 13 Mizuno Head Coach.
Coach Cotton has spend the past 6 years building and coaching the 11-13 age groups. He has guided two 12U teams to USAV Nationals in 2018 and 2021.
Coach Cotton joined the Pleasant Valley High School as an assistant varsity coach for the 2017 & 2018 seasons. The PVHS varsity team had a 28-5 season record and were Co-MAC Champions in 2017. In 2018, Coach Cotton helped the Spartans to another Co-MAC Championship and a 26-8 record.
In his playing days, Coach Cotton was a 4-year starter at Marycrest International University and led the NAIA in kills per set and in total kills in 1998. He was an All-Tournament Team selection within the NAIA in 1997 & 1998. He was a 1st team All-American in 1998, 2nd team All-American in 1997 and honorable mention in 1995 & 1996. After he finished his collegiate career, he won both a silver (2004) and a bronze (2005) at the US Open Men’s Volleyball National Championships.