Braeden Melton (Girls Rep)
Braeden Melton was elevated to a full-time assistant coach with the UW-Oshkosh women’s volleyball program on Jan. 1, 2022.
Melton spent the previous five years as a part-time assistant coach and most recently the director of volleyball operations since head coach Jon Ellmann took over the program in 2017. Melton continues to serve as the Titans’ director of volleyball operations while assisting with recruiting, social media, middle training, opponent scouting and fundraising.
UW-Oshkosh has compiled a 77-52 record and four straight winning seasons with Melton and Ellmann on the sidelines since 2017. The Titans, whose 2020 campaign was canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, won 21 matches in 2019 and 20 in 2017.
Melton played for the UW-Oshkosh men’s club volleyball team and earned his bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh in 2017.
Melton, a Beloit Memorial High School graduate, was an assistant girls volleyball coach at Waupun High School during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He worked with the freshman and junior varsity teams in 2013 and the varsity squad in 2014 when the Warriors compiled a 37-12 record and advanced to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 State Tournament.
After two years at Waupun, Melton joined the Winneconne High School girls volleyball coaching staff for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. His two years as the Wolves’ varsity assistant coach featured a conference championship and a berth in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Final in 2015.
Playing for the UW-Oshkosh men’s club volleyball team, Melton earned National Collegiate Volleyball Federation All-America honors as a middle blocker in both 2015 and 2017. He helped the Titans finish second at the national tournament in 2015 and fifth in both 2016 and 2017.
During the summer of 2019, Melton helped launch Spiketown USA, a volleyball club program with satellite locations throughout Wisconsin. Spiketown USA provides club opportunities for underserved areas of the state as well as programming for multi-sport athletes.
Melton lives in Neenah with his wife, Katelyn, a former UW-Oshkosh volleyball player and two-time NCAA Division III All-American, and their daughter, Roslyn.