Just like players, coaches drift around throughout their careers, be it moving up from smaller schools to larger ones or from assistant coaching positions to beginning their careers as head coaches. Here are a few coaches who have made commitments to a new team. Best of luck to them as they prepare for the fall season.
Boasting assistant coaching stints at Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, and Georgia Tech, Craig Bere prepares to add a position at Notre Dame to his résumé. The 18-year Division I coaching veteran attended Morehead State where he earned a bachelors in health education with a minor in coaching, and he went on to add a masters in physical education.
Kevin Maureen Campbell will fill the assistant coaching position at San Diego State next fall following one season as an assistant at the University of Colorado. Campbell comes to SDSU with head coaching experience as well, having held that position at North Florida between 2007 and 2011. She also was an assistant at Penn State for two years (2005-2006). Campbell played collegiately at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where she was a team captain.
Michelle Collier earned the title of 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year at Jacksonville University before taking the head coaching position at Georgia Tech. Her 2013 Jacksonville squad finished the season 30-4 and went to the NCAA tournament, a feat the Dolphins hadn’t achieved since 2004. As a player, Collier was an All-American at South Florida and played professionally overseas for four years.
Kyle Exline has earned the exciting and intimidating job of building a men’s volleyball program from the ground up. North Central College in Naperville, Ill., hired Exline, a Loyola Chicago grad, to coach their men’s volleyball team, which will begin play as an NCAA Division III program in 2016.
Kristina Hernandez coached the teams at Hofstra (N.Y.) and Loyola (Md.) before making a big move down to Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. At Stetson, Hernandez will be the head coach of both the indoor and sand programs, beginning with the 2014 sand season. As a player, Hernandez was the Rookie of the Year at North Carolina A&T in 2000.
The University of Cincinnati welcomed Solon, Ohio, native Kayla Jeter back to her home state as an assistant coach this spring. The 5'11" former University of Tennessee star outside hitter spent the last year playing professionally in Finland and brings to Cincinnati a strong educational background that includes a masters of kinesiology.
Florida Gulf Coast added assistant coach Kim Maroon to their staff in early April. The former Villanova libero began her coaching career at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where she served as a graduate assistant for the 2012 and 2013 seasons while she pursued a graduate degree in business.
Deane Webb, the winningest head coach in Belmont University history and the youngest NCAA Division I coach to reach 300 career victories, has taken over the program at Ohio University after 11 years in Nashville. Previously, Webb headed the programs at East Tennessee State and Indiana Wesleyan.
Originally published in June 2014