Rayna Cain is in her second season as the head volleyball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan after being hired in December 2011.
In her first season as head coach of the Prairie Wolves, she led the team to a 13-15 overall record and a 7-9 mark in the Great Plains Athletic Conference to finish tied for sixth in the league standings. Cain’s squad posted two big victories on the season upsetting #14 Doane College on Oct. 2, 2012 ending a 20-match losing streak to their rivals. NWU then swept Northwestern 3-0 on Oct. 13 for their first win over the Red Raiders since 2000.
Cain had four players earn All-GPAC recognition in her first season and coached Mackenzie Hite to AVCA All-America honors.
She came to Nebraska Wesleyan after spending two seasons as the assistant women’s volleyball coach at Des Moines Area Community College. Prior to that, she served as the head volleyball coach at Dana College for four seasons before the school closed in 2010.
While at Dana College, Cain helped develop a successful program with the Vikings taking the team from six victories in her first season to a 22-14 record in her fourth season. At Dana she coached five All-GPAC players, six NAIA Scholar Athletes and had the program’s best season since 1993.
Before becoming head coach at Dana College, Cain served as head volleyball coach at Neligh-Oakdale High School for three seasons. She led the team to two conference titles, two district titles and consecutive trips to the Nebraska State Volleyball Tournament. Her combined record was 51-19 in three seasons at Neligh-Oakdale H.S.
Cain is a graduate from Wayne State College where she was a four-time First-Team All-Northern Sun Conference selection in volleyball and finished her career fourth on the all-time kill list. She helped Wayne State to the 2001 NSIC regular season title and became the first Wayne State athlete to be named All-NSIC in all four seasons. In the fall of 2011, she was inducted into the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame. She earned her bachelor and master’s of science in Exercise Science/Wellness from Wayne State College.
Cain and her husband Brett have two children, Sydnie (4) and Adley (1).