Bambenek (pronounced "BAM-buh-neck") came to GW from Florida State University where she served as a Seminoles' assistant coach for three seasons. At Florida State, she was responsible for recruiting correspondence and off-campus evaluations. She coordinated team travel, game day operations, tournament scheduling and on-court skill development. FSU posted a combined three-year record of 54-45 (.545) during Bambenek's three seasons in Tallahassee. In her first season on the FSU staff, the Seminoles won the ACC Tournament championship and earned an automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Tournament.
A 1998 graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, with a bachelor of arts degree in business management, Bambenek was a four-year starter who helped lead the team to the Big South Conference title and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1996. The Chillicothe, OH native ranks among Coastal Carolina's top three all-time leaders in career kills, attacks and digs. She earned a master of science degree in sports administration from Florida State in May 2000. In May 2001, she did an apprenticeship with the USA National men's volleyball team during the World League competitions.
In May 2001, she did an apprenticeship with the USA National men's volleyball team during the World League competitions. Bambenek also was inducted into the Chillicothe High School Athletic Hall of Fame in December 2001. She has worked as the GW/Nike Camp director for the past three years and she is CAP Level I certified (Coaches Accreditation Program) through USA volleyball. Also this past summer she coached the Chesapeake Regional USA High Performance juniors team that competed in a national tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In the spring of 2006 she served as a coaching consultant for Arlington (VA) Volleyball Club. Bambenek also serves on the AVCA Assistant Coaches Committee (American VolleyballCoaches Association).
She resides in Arlington, VA.
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