Fritz not returning as volleyball head coach

Head coach of the Women's volleyball team Suzie Fritz talks with players during a time out at the Varney's Invitational K-State against California Volleyball match on Sept. 4, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats took a victory against the Bears 3-1. (Archive photo by Cassandra Nguyen | The Collegian)

Kansas State announced on Sunday that Suzie Fritz will not be returning as the head coach for the 2023 volleyball season. 

Fritz, who has been leading the program for 22 years, helped the Wildcats reach the NCAA Tournament 17 times, with 13 as head coach. She also led the Wildcats to their only Big 12 title in 2003.

“Coach Fritz has poured all of her energy into this program for the last 20-plus years, and we will forever be grateful for her leadership and advancement of K-State Volleyball,” Gene Taylor, athletics director, said.

A search for a new head coach will take place immediately.