Mike Lozier begins his third season leading the NMU Volleyball team.
In his second season, Lozier guided the team to their best start since 2010 by starting 9-0. During the season, the Wildcats upset then #1 University of Minnesota Duluth 3-1.
In his first season leading the Wildcats, Lozier guided the team to a 20-win season and a return to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals. Four players earned All-GLIAC distinction, with Kayla Chosa being named the league's Blocker of the Year. Chosa and Madison Whitehead were selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-Americans. Under Lozier's guidance, the team finished first in all of NCAA Division II with 2.94 blocks per set.
Prior to arriving at NMU Lozier spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Wayne State. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Grand Valley State during its run to the 2013 GLIAC championship.
During his time with the Warriors, Lozier directed the program's recruiting efforts, assisted in practice planning and implementation and broke down game film. In 2016, Wayne State secured its first winning season since 2012 by going 19-11 (10-7 GLIAC).
Before he joined the Warrior staff, Lozier held the same position at Grand Valley State in 2013. That year, the Lakers won the GLIAC regular-season and tournament titles and finished with a 31-4 (17-1 GLIAC) record after falling in the NCAA midwest region finals.
During that time, Lozier also served as the men's club volleyball coach at Calvin College. There, he coached at multiple tournaments throughout the midwest, organized fundraising activities and created practice plans.
Lozier was also the 17U National Head Coach at the Michigan Volleyball Academy (2012 to 2014), the Director of Operations at Blue Lake Athletics (2007 to 2013) and the varsity head coach at Cedar Springs High School (2012 to 2013).