November 20, 2001


Kristen Norberg Steps Down From
Rhode Island College Women’s Volleyball Helm


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Kristen Norberg announced her retirement after 18 seasons guiding the Anchorwomen. Norberg compiled a career record of 242-306 during that timespan. A search for a new Head Coach will begin immediately.


“I have enjoyed each and every moment of the 18 years I was a Head Coach, the one I spent as an Assistant Coach and the two seasons I was a RIC student-athlete,” Norberg says. “I have many fond memories to look back upon. It has been more than just a job to me. I have a true love for the game and have tried to teach this to my players over the years. I feel it is now time for me to enjoy other aspects of my life and fulfill other personal interests. I thank Rhode Island College for giving me the opportunity to be a college coach.”


The Anchorwomen posted an 11-21 overall record and were 2-5 (sixth place) in the Little East Conference during the 2001 season. RIC was eliminated from the 2001 Little East Conference Tournament with a 3-0 loss at UMASS-Dartmouth on Oct. 31.


Norberg’s most successful teams were in 1986 and 1989, in which the Anchorwomen received ECAC Tournament bids and compiled records of 22-11 and 20-10 respectively in those two seasons.


Norberg started her collegiate volleyball career as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island. She transferred to the Community College of Rhode Island, where she captained the team and earned All-New England Honors. In addition to volleyball, Norberg also captained CCRI’s basketball and softball teams, earning All-New England honors in each sport. Norberg is a member of the CCRI Athletic Hall of Fame.


After receiving her associate’s degree from CCRI, Norberg moved on to RIC, where she played volleyball, basketball, and softball for the Anchorwomen. She was a captain her senior year and was named to the All-EAIAW Championship team in 1982. 


Norberg received her master’s degree in health education from RIC in 1992. She is currently an elementary physical education and health teacher in Cranston, Rhode Island. Norberg resides in Cranston.




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