Idaho State’s Thiros Named Chairman of NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee


Idaho State University athletic director Pauline Thiros has been named the new chair of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee. She will serve in this position for the final year of her four-year appointment to the committee.

The Division I Volleyball Committee is the 10-person committee of Division One Athletics Administrators of all members responsible for selecting and seeding the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships, complete site selection, as well as plan and manage NCAA volleyball championships. Additionally, the committee is an important channel for working with NCAA Division I volleyball coaches and members to recommend and provide feedback on rule changes, championships, and initiatives to advance volleyball. -Division I ball.

“It is an honor to represent the Big Sky Conference and all members and to lead this committee. We will continue our work to achieve incredible championship experiences, and also to elevate the position and stature of women’s volleyball at the nationwide,” said Thiros. “This group of highly talented individuals is committed to working with the membership to ensure that our student-athletes have the championship experience they have gained through their dedication and I feel a huge responsibility towards the sport which is an integral part of my life and my experience.”

Thiros has served as director of athletics at Idaho State University since 2018, and she is also currently acting vice president of advancement. His tenure is punctuated with capital improvements and increased fundraising, including the construction of Davis Field, an athletic training facility, a newly built movie theatre, an indoor golf practice facility women’s, the ongoing renovation of Holt Arena and the creation of “The Champions Fund” fueling nearly $1 million in support across programs. She served as Chair of the Big Sky Conference Olympic Sports Committee and Board Joint Athlete, and Thiros is a member of the BSC Legislative Committee, Eligibility Committee, and Student-Athlete Mental Health Committee Thiros is the current AD Liaison for Big Sky Conference Volleyball Coaches and also serves on the Hall of Fame Committee of the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Thiros competed as an intercollegiate volleyball student-athlete for the Bengals from 1990 to 1994, earning a spot in the ISU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. She was on the coaching staff for four years before moving on to academic advancement and eventually to his current position. as sports director.


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