The 2018 season will be Madison Machurek's second as the head volleyball coach after guiding the Panthers to a 14-13 record and a berth in the USA South Tournament. Machurek came to LaGrange from Marietta (Ohio) College. She was the assistant volleyball coach for at Marietta and also served as the team's strength and conditioning coach. The Pioneers went 17-16 in 2016, an improvement from the 9-20 record the previous season.
Prior to coaching at Marietta, Machurek coached at St. Gabriel Catholic School and the Athlos Leadership Academy in Austin, Texas. She coached USAV Juniors Volleyball with the Austin Juniors Volleyball Club, one of the top club programs in south Texas.
Machurek has coached high school and club volleyball in Idaho. She was an assistant coach at Vallivue High School which made three straight state tournament appearances and coached with the Boise River and Idaho Crush club teams.
She is a native of Eagle, Idaho, graduating from the College of Idaho with a bachelor of arts in physical education and a minor in coaching and psychology. Machurek holds a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) personal trainer certification.
Machurek was a four-year starting setter and captain for the College of Idaho, where she earned first team all-conference and all-region honors. The Yotes compiled a record of 100-29 in her four seasons, winning 24 or more matches each year. While playing at the College of Idaho, Machurek led her team to three conference championships and competed in the NAIA Nationals three years in a row.
She led Eagle High School to an undefeated season and the first of four consecutive state championships in 2007. Machurek capped her scholastic career by earning state Player of the Year honors that season.