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Oct 07 , 2018

Coach Kathy Bresnahan

COACH KATHY BRESNAHAN - Author/Speaker The Miracle Season

Release Date: 7/18/18

Author Kathy Bresnahan was the varsity coach at Iowa City West High from 1987-2000 and 2005-2013. She took the Women of Troy to the state tournament seven times and won back-to-back state tiltes in 2010 and 2011. Coach Brez, as she is affectionately known, was the State Coach of the Year in both championship seasons. She was named National Coach of the Year in 2011 by PrepVolleyball.com and the Children of Promise Coach of the Year in 2012. She has amassed a career coaching record of 671-205 and was inducted into the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015. She was also inducted into the University of Wisconsin - Platteville Athletic Hall of Fame and was recognized as the Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Year in 2018. She currently teaches full time at Iowa City West High School and speaks to audiences around the country. 

The book, The Miracle Season tells the true story of an Iowa high school’s volleyball team that struggles to continue with their season following the tragic death of their star player, Caroline “Line” Found. In the just recently released movie adapted from the book, Helen Hunt plays the inspiring coach who motivates the team to carry on. 



The Niswonger collaborates with The Brumback Library for the Community Book Read. The library offers The Miracle Season at the Van Wert location and its branches. The books are available to all registered library patrons who have a valid library card. The books are also available at most book stores and available for download from retailers. 

The book read will culminate on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 PM when Coach Kathy Bresnahan and Caroline’s father. Dr. Ernie Found join us for an engaging look into taking one of life’s greatest struggles and turning it into victory. 

Performance Schedule

  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 2:00 PM Cal +


Immediate access parking is FREE at the Niswonger. Lots are located to the North and South of the venue. Handicap parking is available to the East of the facility immediately outside of the main entrance.


All areas of the Niswonger and certain seating areas are accessible by wheelchair. Please notify the Box Office (419-238-NPAC) at the time of ticket purchase so that a platform for companion seating is reserved. Please ask the ushers for assistance to be seated. All entrances from the parking lots have ramps and are at sidewalk level. A wheelchair-accessible elevator serves both levels of the Niswonger providing both the lower and upper lobby and auditorium. All restroom facilities offer handicap accessibility and a larger family restroom is available on the upper lobby level. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available in the front of the facility and in both the North and South campus parking lots. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Niswonger also has assisted listening devices provided by the Van Wert Service Club. Please contact the Box Office for details: 419-238-NPAC.

Alert the Facilities Manager of any special considerations. The Niswonger Staff is ready to assist with entry to and from the show. Please contact the Box Office in advance at 419-238-6722 or [email protected].

Group Sales

Advanced event ticketing, a 10% discount and a driver comp ticket are available for groups of 10 or more. Arrangements must be made through Jerry Beard, Box Office Manager, 419-238-6722 or [email protected].

Electronic Devices & Camera Policy

Please or silence all electronic devices when the house lights go down for the performance. We welcome you to access social media to share your experience during intermission or after the performance. The use of cameras, audio recording devices and video recording devices is prohibited at performances at the INB PAC. The use of professional lenses and flash photography is strictly prohibited. Flash photography may distract the performer and cause injury.

Age Restrictions

There are no age restrictions for this family show. Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance.

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