The Orion

Death of Chico State head volleyball coach, Cody Hein

Matthew Wreden and Karina Cope

January 25, 2020

Head coach of the Chico State volleyball team, Cody Hein, died on Friday, Jan. 24 at 47 years old. His passing was due to an ongoing heart condition.   Hein finished up his 17th year leading Chico State volleyball. With a total of 265 wins at Chico State, he has established himself as the most win...

The difficulty of making it pro

Head coach T.L. Brown talking strategy out on the golf course. Photo credit: T.L. Brown

Gabriella Bermudez

March 7, 2016

Anyone who ever played sports as a child has dreamed about it. Taking the field in the World Cup, hitting the court wearing the jersey you idolized as a kid or hearing the crack of the bat as you get your first hit in the major leagues. Thousands of children dream of turning their after-school hobby...

Sutton scores success on, off soccer field

Kim Sutton, women's soccer head coach, is highly regarded in the Chico State coaching community. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Carlos Islas

September 21, 2015

In her 15th year as women's soccer head coach, Kim Sutton has accomplished many things both on and off the field, ranging from playing with Team USA to conference titles and Final Four appearances. Sutton’s athletic career includes playing for Team USA during the 1987 tour of Europe and Soviet Union. Although Sutton had a success...

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Women's volleyball head coach, Cody Hein, talks to his athletes during Tuesday's game against Cal State University East Bay. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

September 20, 2015

Cody Hein might say that he and the Chico State women’s volleyball team have their sights set on a postseason appearance, and while that may be true, its hard to deny that the Wildcats' sizzling hot start to the season has been a positive sign. The ‘Cats won their first eight matches of the 2015 season behind five three-set sweeps. They onl...

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

Mike O'Malley before his resignation as Chico State's men's head soccer coach. Photo courtesy of Mike O'Malley

Kenta Mcafee

August 31, 2015

Mike O'Malley, men's soccer head coach from 1996-2007, has been inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for his dedication as both a player and a coach. As a player, O'Malley succeeded in leading the Wildcats to consecutive West Regional titles in 1971 and 1972. As a couch, he had a record 117 wins at Chico...

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