Gogebic Community College

Kanipes Hired as Volleyball Coach


Kanipes Hired as Volleyball Coach

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McKenzie Kanipes, formerly of Ironwood, was selected as the new Head Volleyball Coach at Gogebic Community College. She attended the Ironwood Area School District before moving to Clayton, Wisconsin, where she graduated in 2013. McKenzie was a feted student athlete, earning Regional and State Honors in High School volleyball, basketball and track and field. She also went on to play collegiate volleyball as a Yellow Jacket for the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS).

Kanipes holds a Master's of Social Work from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. McKenzie currently serves as the GCC Career Counselor after being hired in November of 2022. “We are excited for volleyball to return to GCC and believe that Coach Kanipes has the competitive mindset and vision to take our program to the national level,” said Dr. Jennifer Sabourin, Vice President of Student Services.  

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