Colorado native, Lara Golos, was named head coach of the Wildcats in February of 2011.
Golos has a long list of volleyball accomplishments beginning with High School. Golos earned three all-conference awards and was the 2002 Player of the Year at Vail Mountain School. She guided Vail to a 62-27 record in four seasons, including a 25-2 mark as a senior. She garnered Colorado All-State Tournament honors in 2001 and led VMS to district and regional championships her junior and senior seasons. As a senior she was All-State and played club ball for Front Range who was the Rocky Mountain Regional and Far Western Champions.
Golos went on to play Middle Blocker at University of Colorado Boulder through the falls of 2003 through 2006. In 2005 Golos led CU with a .369 hitting percentage, which ranks second on the CU single season record book. It is the best hitting percentage for a middle blocker in CU history. In 2004 Golos led Colorado in blocking with 104 and was the first Buffalo to reach 100 for the season for many years. She tied a school record for blocks in a 3-game match with a career-high 11 setting the school record for a sophomore.
Golos continues to play volleyball by participating in local leagues, sand volleyball, etc.
Although a communications major, Golos always knew that her real passion was for the game of volleyball and for coaching. Since graduation she has coached high school at Eagle Valley High School for 2 years and wend on to be the Head Coach of Battle Mountain High School. In 2010 Golos was the Volunteer Assistant Coach at Regis University. She has also coached club volleyball since graduation at Lightning Volleyball Club for 2 seasons, and is in her second season coaching for Juggernaut Volleyball Club.
Golos recently completed her Masters in Elementary Education.