Monday, February 20, 2012

CMH Alum Named Seton Hall Coach

from the Seton Hall Pirates website --

Allison [Smerz] Yaeger [CMH, '00] Named Seton Hall Volleyball Coach
Release: 02/06/2012
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Allison Yaeger will be the next head coach of the Seton Hall University women's volleyball program as announced today by Seton Hall Director of Athletics, Patrick Lyons.
Yaeger has spent the past five seasons with the Pirates as an assistant coach under Kris Zeiter, who stepped down last month. "We're very excited to have Allison as the next head coach of our volleyball program," Lyons said.
"As someone who has been involved with the program over the last five years and has been instrumental in our recent success, we feel confident that she will hit the ground running in an effort to continue moving our program forward."
Yaeger helped Zeiter lead the Pirates to a 17-13 overall record in 2011 and the team posted eight conference wins, the most in school history. Under her guidance, she saw the program break a 15-year postseason drought in 2009 and reach the BIG EAST Championship in each of the past three seasons. Yaeger played a key role in recruiting along with game and practice preparations.
Prior to coming to Seton Hall, Yeager was an assistant coach at Binghamton for two seasons. She was responsible for helping the team with defensive and serve reception along with overall ball control. Yeager was also involved with recruiting, making travel arrangements, and aiding various other aspects of the program. Prior to her time at Binghamton, Yaeger served as an undergraduate assistant at her alma-mater, Wright State, during the 2004-05 season.
Yaeger was a standout libero and outside hitter for the Raiders from 2000-03. She ranks third in the school's history with 1,319 digs. After the 2003 season, Yaeger was selected as an honorable mention AVCA All-American as well as Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year.

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