The NCAA Division I women’s volleyball coaching carousel continues to turn, most recently with Penn State’s hiring of Katie Schumacher, part of their 1999 NCAA Championship team, as its new assistant coach. That opened up a head coaching position at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2nd-straight off-season.
That leaves at present 10 head coaching positions open across the country (though, as some of these positions are filled, surely others will be opened).
Below, see a table of which positions remain open as of posting, and where those former head coaches have wound up.
|School||Last Head Coach||Reason for Vacancy|
|Cal||Matt McShane||McShane is still listed as the program’s head coach online, but has been on a leave of abssence since November.|
|The Citadel||Craig Mosqueda||Fired after 3 seasons|
|Green Bay||Sean Burdette||1 seaon after signing a 5-yeaar contract, Burdette leaves to become head coach at Memphis|
|Hartford||Mitch Kallick||Resigned after 3 seasaons|
|Lamar||Alan Edwards||Resigned after 4 seasons, 29-83 overall record|
|UMBC||Ian Blanchard||No information released, leaves program after 13 seasons|
|Nicholls State||Tommy Harold||Dismissed after 5 seasons, including 4-25 record in 2017|
|Penn||Katie Schumacher||Hired as assistant coach at Penn State|
|Siena||Garvey Pierre||School announced a ‘change in leadership’ after 15 seasons, 227-226 record, 5 NCAA tournament Appearnaces|
|Columbia||Brie Katz||Resigned after 4 seasons to “pursue other opportunities.”|