KREKLOW, WAYNE

64, 182

Neenah, WI (Armstrong HS)

Career Stats

YEAR

G

FGA

FGM

PCT

FTA

FTM

PCT

REB

AVG

TP

AVG

A

S

B

76

27

88

215

.409

41

60

.683

79

2.9

217

8.0

59

 

 

77

27

139

273

.509

25

31

.805

129

4.7

303

11.2

64

 

 

78

28

163

310

.526

99

125

.792

89

3.2

425

15.2

72

 

 

79

27

224

431

.520

78

91

.857

128

4.7

526

19.5

83

 

 

Total

109

614

1228

.500

243

297

.828

425

3.9

1471

13.5

278

 

 

 

Honors:

78:           Second Team, All-MVC

                Third Team, District V All-American (BB Coaches Assoc of America)

79:           First Team, All-MVC

                First Team, All-District V (BB Writers Assoc., Pizza Hut)

                Honorable Mention, All-American (AP, Basketball Weekly)

 Drake's leading scorer 1978-79.                              

Played in 109 consecutive games and is sixth in career scoring.

In five years at Missouri, Susan and Wayne Kreklow have taken the Tiger Volleyball program from the bottom of the Big 12 Conference to the top.

The Kreklow era of Missouri Volleyball has produced five trips to the NCAA Tournament. They have wasted no time in putting their winning mark on a program that had not experienced success since the early 1980's. They have led Mizzou to five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and in 2000, 2001, and 2002 they recorded the program's first back-to-back-to-back 20-win seasons since 1981-83. Missouri posted the first postseason victory is school history by defeating Northwestern in the first round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament. In 2004, Missouri had the honor of hosting first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

Missouri has finished in the top six of the Big 12 Conference in each of the Kreklows' five seasons leading the Tigers. In 2000, the Kreklows' first season at MU, Missouri finished second in the Big 12 Conference after finishing ninth the previous year. For her efforts, Susan was named the 2000 Big 12 Coach of the Year by her peers.

The Kreklows have made Mizzou volleyball exciting and the growth in attendance shows that, as each of the top 20 crowds in MU history has taken place since the Kreklows took over the program in 2000. Included in those crowds is last year's match against Texas A&M, when 2,683 fans helped to set a new attendance record at Missouri. Hosting Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2004, 2,437 fans cheered the Tigers to a 3-1 home victory. With both of these matches, the Kreklows have seen 10 crowds at Mizzou top the 2,000-fan mark.

The Tigers face the best competition in the country night in and night out as they compete in one of the strongest conferences in the nation. They have experienced great success in the Big 12 Conference and proof of that success can be found in the fact that the Tigers were ranked in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll for 12 consecutive weeks in 2000, for 11 weeks in 2001 and 11 weeks again in 2002, finishing at No. 20, the best ever end of the year ranking by MU. In 2003, the Tigers opened the year ranked No. 21, the highest ever preseason ranking for MU and climbed to No. 18 at one point in the season, marking the best ranking in Tiger Volleyball history. In 2004, the Tigers finished the season in the top 25 again, achieving a No. 24 post-season ranking.

Before coming to Missouri, the Kreklows were co-head coaches of both the men's and women's volleyball teams at Columbia College. They enjoyed great success, taking their women's team to the NAIA National Tournament six times and winning consecutive national titles in 1998 (the first ever for Columbia) and 1999. The Cougars also won five regional championships and seven consecutive American Midwest Conference championships under their guidance. In 1998 and 1999, Columbia College achieved consecutive undefeated seasons with a combined record of 85-0. The Cougars' undefeated record included 78 consecutive wins at home and 227 consecutive game victories.

In 1997 and 1998, the Kreklows shared NAIA/AVCA National Coach of the Year and Midwest Region Coach of the Year honors. In 1999, the coaching tandem took home the regional award for the fifth consecutive year. In 1998 and 1999, the Kreklows also received the NAIA National Tournament Coach of the Year award.

Along with the success of the women's program, the Kreklows started the men's volleyball program at Columbia College in 1997. In 1999, the Cougars finished the season with a 19-5 overall record, enjoying their second consecutive undefeated run through the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. They also took second place at the inaugural SSI Volleyball National Invitational Tournament in 1999.

Susan Kreklow played volleyball for Central Missouri State University and Southwest Missouri State University. She received her bachelor's degree in physical education and a masters of science degree from Southwest Missouri in 1984 and 1987, respectively. Kreklow began her coaching career at St. Clair (Mo.) High School. She began her collegiate coaching career at Columbia College in 1990. Susan was the founder of Columbia Juniors Volleyball Club and the Columbia Developmental Volleyball Leagues. She has served as a member of the USA Volleyball Board of Directors as the NAIA representative and was president-elect of the NAIA National Coaches Association.

Wayne Kreklow earned a bachelor's degree in social science in 1980 from Drake University. While at Drake, Wayne was a member of the men's basketball team, where he earned all-conference and all-district awards as a two-time team captain, and is fifth on Drake's career scoring list. He is also a member of Drake's "All-time" basketball team and was a member of the NBA World Champion Boston Celtics in 1980-81. Wayne began coaching basketball for Central Decatur (Iowa) High School in 1986. He began coaching volleyball as an assistant under Craig Sherman at Missouri. He was with the Tigers from 1989 to 1994 before moving over to Columbia College to join his wife at the helm of the Cougar program.

The Kreklows reside in Columbia with their three children: sons Rick (13) and Ryan (9) and daughter Ali (10).

 

official head coach(es) listed
Columbia College (Women)
1990 - Susan Kreklow	46-14
1991 - Susan Kreklow	56-3
1992 - Susan Kreklow	37-21
1993 - Susan Kreklow	50-19
1994 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow	40-19
1995 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow	55-5
1996 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow	44-2
1997 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow	43-3
1998 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow	45-0
1999 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow	40-0

Columbia College (Men) 1997 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow 9-14 1998 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow 25-5 1999 - Susan and Wayne Kreklow 19-5

University of Missouri 2000 - Susan Kreklow 24-7 2001 - Susan Kreklow 20-11 2002 - Susan Kreklow 26-8 2003 - Susan Kreklow 19-11 2004 - Susan Kreklow 20-9

Kreklows' Total 618-156 Winning Percentage .798