Vermilion Announces Athletic Staff Changes

Vermilion Announces Athletic Staff Changes

Rochester, MN-

Vermilion Community College has announced changes to their athletic staff for upcoming 2019-20 academic year. 

Nicole Kosic has assumed the role of athletics director and head coach for both the VCC volleyball and women's basketball programs at the Ely-based campus.  Kosik served as the athletic director at San Dimas High School in San Dimas, California and brings over a 14 years of sideline and administrative experience to her role.  Kosic has a master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Additionally, Reed Peterson takes over the men's basketball head coaching role for the Ironmen.  Peterson is no stranger to the Vermilion squad, having served previously as the top assistant coach in the program. 

Kosic and Peterson both take over their new roles from Paul McDonald, who served as the men's basketball coach for the Ironmen, as well as athletic director.  McDonald retired in 2019 after 29 years of service at Vermilion.  Read more on McDonald in a Louie St. George article which originally ran in the Duluth News Tribune at this link.

Vermilion Community College is a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and offers teams in volleyball, clay target, football,  men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball. For more on Vermilion Community College, please visit:

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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.