(9-15-21) Bellmont Volleyball Coach Craig Krull celebrated his 500th career win last night with over Ft. Wayne Northrop 25-12, 25-16, 25-12.

In 2004 Krull led Norwell, his only season with the Knights, to the Regionals with a 32-2 record. For the last 17 years he has been at Bellmont and after last night has 468 career wins.

2004 Norwell Girls Volleyball

It didn’t take long for Krull to win a State title, in 2007 Krull led Bellmont to an IHSAA Class 3A State Championship over Mishawaka Marian 25-16, 27-25, 25-23. Bellmont would end the season with the championship and a 33-5 record.

Krull and Bellmont (35-4) would pick-up another 3A state title in 2010 beating Brebeuf Jesuit 25-23, 25-14, 27-25.

In 2019 Bellmont (25-11) lost in the 3A State Final game to Brownstown Central 22-25, 25-21,  34-32, 25-19.

A look back…courtesy Bellmont Athletics web site

Let’s start this victory by telling a story….go back to August of 2004, Norwell was playing South Adams in varsity action and at the end of that night Norwell beat South Adams 3-0 and that was the very first varsity coaching victory for Coach Krull. Now fast forward 17 years to tonight’s match where Bellmont was playing Northrop. At the end of the night Bellmont defeats Northrop 3-0 and that brings the varsity coaching victory count to #500 for Coach Krull. The Bellmont Volleyball team played with a lot of poise tonight and were able to stay on task vs the host Bruins. Northrop had some talented players but the serving pressure and quick offensive strikes kept Bellmont ahead in the match. It might just have been another match for the Bellmont Squad but it was one that will be placed in the memory vault for Coach Krull. There have been numerous players throughout the years and each and every member has held some part of these victories. Many thanks go out to all that have believed in the program and stayed true to representing Bellmont in the volleyball world. Coach Krull especially is thankful for his wife (through all 500 wins) and 3 kids (through most of the wins) and is looking ahead to victory 501.