Natalia Koryzna joined the Westminster Athletics staff in February of 2017 as the Head Volleyball Coach. During her time at Westminster, she has coached 14 SLIAC All-Conference players and has led the Blue Jays to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1999.
In 2017 Koryzna was named the SLIAC Co-Coach of the Year after leading the Blue Jays to a regular-season title with a 16-2 conference record in her first season as Head Coach. Her lineup that season featured five All-Conference selections including First-Team picks in Hannah Marshall and Ashley Kistaitis.
In 2019 she led the Blue Jays to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 20 years after winning the SLIAC tournament championship for the first time since 1998. Five Blue Jays earned All-Conference honors that season including a trio of First-Team selections in Teresa Becker, Ashley Kistaitis, and SLIAC Newcomer of the Year Eryka Wanyonyi.
Koryzna came to Westminster with a wealth of volleyball experience as a player and coach, at both the high school and collegiate levels. Most recently, she served as the Head Volleyball Coach at Battle High School since May of 2016.
Prior to her time at Battle, Koryzna worked stints with the Volleyball Pro Academy and USA Volleyball.
Her collegiate coaching experience includes coaching as an assistant for a year at Stephens College during the 2015 season, NCAA Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis during the 2014 season, and NCAA Division II Dowling College in New York during the 2009 season.
While coaching at Dowling, the Golden Lions were nationally ranked, as well as East Coast Conference regular-season champions and NCAA DII regional champions in 2009 and 2010.
Along with her extensive college experience, Koryzna has been the head coach and club director for multiple club teams.
Before she began her coaching career, Koryzna played professional beach volleyball from 2003-06 and played professional indoor volleyball in Poland from 2002-06.
Koryzna played her college career at NCAA Division II Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. Her team finished fifth in the national tournament in 2005 and 2006.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dowling in 2007 and went on to earn a Postgraduate Certificate Management: Concentration in Psychology in Management from Humaitas University in Poland. In 2011, she earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Dowling.