Micah Cewe (pronounced Sea-We) returns back to the Volleyball Factory this upcoming season as he led the Iowa Select 18’s during the 2017 club season. Cewe has over 17 years of coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and club levels.
Cewe just finished coaching the past six years as the Head Girls Volleyball Coach at Clinton High School. During his tenure at Clinton High School, he finished with 111 total wins, Iowa Top 15 State rankings in four of the six years, and finished in the top half of the MAC five times including a 3rd place finish in 2018.
While at Clinton High School, one of Cewe’s most memorable season’s was the 2018 campaign. The Class 4A #10 River Queens finished 27-11 overall, third place (6-2) in the hotly contested Mississippi Athletic Conference (MAC) and one win shy of the Iowa State tournament before a heartbreak loss in the Regional Finals to three-time defending state champion Dubuque Wahlert. Highlights during the season included a huge strength of schedule challenge as the team played a record 19 IGHSAU state ranked opponents, defeating nine including Class 4A #1 CR Xavier 2-1 on Sept 8th and 5A #10 Pleasant Valley (co-MAC Champion) 3-2 on Sept 18th. Senior Grace Tubbs, 2nd Team IGCA All-State, 4A SE All-Region honors, MAC Player of the Year, QC Times and Clinton Herald Player of the Year led all players with 360 kills and 72 total blocks. Junior setter, Brooke Mulholland garnered 833 total assists while senior libero, Haley Dash led the defense with 444 total digs. Both players earned Second All-MAC honors, respectively.
Before stepping on board with the River Queens, Cewe was the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Ashford University (NAIA) in Clinton, IA. In his eleven years at Ashford University, the Saints reached the 20-win plateau while finishing in the top four of the Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC) and Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I) in nine of those seasons. He put together seven consecutive 22+ match winning seasons and gave the Saints its first conference championship and NAIA Tournament appearance in school history. He compiled a school record 241 collegiate wins, placed 43 players on All-Conference teams, shaped 22 NAIA Scholar Athletes, three NAIA All Americans, and 14 NAIA and AVCA All-Region performers. The Saints recorded a season high 29-match win season in 2015, breaking the previous school win record of 28 matches in 2014. Cewe was also awarded and selected among his fellow conference coaches as the A.I.I. Conference Coach of the Year in 2015. During the 2015 season, Pakalana Helekahi (Hana, HI) became the first player in Ashford University history to make the Third Team Tachikara-NAIA and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All American Team. Danielle Tombolato (Berwyn, IL), in 2014 and the program’s first NAIA All American, Jenny Buelow (Center Point, IA) in 2008 were selected to the Honorable Mention Tachikara-NAIA All American Team during his tenure.
Cewe has also served on several national, regional and conference ratings and awards committees at the collegiate level. He was an NAIA National Rater, an AVCA-NAIA All-Region Awards Rater and the rater for the A.I.I. Conference. He has also spent time on the NAIA Head Coaches Committee (HCC). Cewe also served similar roles at the high level as conference (MAC) leader for meetings and all conference awards. He also served the past four years as the Class 4A IGHSAU All-Tournament Selection Committee member.
Cewe served Ashford during his undergraduate years as a member of the men's basketball team, earning Academic All-MCC honors in 2003 and 2004. Cewe is a 2005 graduate of Ashford University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. He also completed his Masters of Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) from Concordia University-Irvine (CA) in May of 2022.