Ed Brogen

Ed is a native of Dubuque, Iowa where he was a four-year member of Clarke University Men’s Volleyball program. As a senior, He topped the 1,000-kill mark, earned Mid-America Men’s Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) East Division first-team All-Conference honors and was voted the Crusaders’ MVP. He led the East Division in both blocks and kills, and was named to the MAMVIC East All-Tournament Team.

Ed ranks fourth in career block solos (79), fifth in kills per set (3.41), sixth in attack attempts (2,294), service aces (72) and total blocks (231), seventh in kills (1,005) and points (1,271) and eighth in attack percentage (.259) and block assists (231). After college, Ed spent time playing overseas in Ireland and the Netherlands before moving to Des Moines in 2009.

Ed is in his 18th year of coaching and his 7th with Iowa PowerPlex. Outside of club, he also coached high school volleyball. Most recently, He turned a Van Meter program (9-19) into a winning programs (21-9) in his first year and was voted conference Coach of the Year in 2017. He finished at Van Meter with an overall 80-38 record.

Prior to his stint at Van Meter, Ed spent 4 seasons as the head varsity volleyball coach at Waukee High School. He guided Waukee to back-to-back state quarterfinalist finishes and finished with an overall 82-56 record.

When he’s not coaching volleyball, Ed spends his spare time with his twins, Zylir and Zuri, and plays recreational volleyball around the Midwest.