Denise Cregan

Competition Experience

  • Denise played as an outside hitter for two season at College of St. Catherine.  After transferring to Augsburg College, she completed her eligibility, playing for the Auggies for two seasons.  While playing in the MIAC, Denise was a captain, earned a sportsmanship award, and all-tournament honors.

  • Denise continues to play in adult leagues and occasional tournaments.

Coaching Experience

  • Denise started out her coaching career with Club Nike Heartland in 2000, while playing collegially.

  • She then went on to coach and be an assistant club director for Club Adidas Select Volleyball.  While coaching for Club Adidas, Denise lead positional practices for all age groups and had multiple USAV Junior Olympic National Championship Tournament Appearances.

  • Denise has also spent some time coaching at M1 Volleyball, and Roseville Area High School.

Educational Background

  • After graduating from Roseville Area High school, Denise attended College of St. Catherine and Augsburg College as a Physical Education Major.


  • Denise has worked for Allina Health for 18 years. Currently, she is a Senior Business Analyst, on the Customer Relationship Management team.

Something Interesting About Gabi

  • Denise has 12 year old twins! Her daughter Logan, will also be playing for Kokoro Volleyball this year.

  • Her family are also Gopher Volleyball season ticket holders and loves to cheer on the Gophers!