The NC State volleyball program brings in Linda Hampton-Keith as the teams new head coach.
Hampton-Keith brings in much experience, including 14 years as an assistant coach at the Division I level and another 12 years with the USA Volleyball Development Program and three years as a head coach as a varsity high school team.
“We believe Coach Hampton-Keith is the right architect to build out volleyball program for sustainable success,” said Athletic Director Deborah A. Yow. “Her collegiate coaching experience and work with the USA Volleyball Youth Development Program has prepared her well to lead our program.”
Her last five seasons were spent with Arizona State and as associate head coach in her final three season with the team. Hampton-Keith helped lead the Sun Devils to a 15-0 start to their season, reaching No. 5 in the national polls. Arizona State’s 2013 recruiting class was tabbed No. 13 in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.
Working with the USA Volleyball Youth Development Program, Hampton-Keith helped work with the nation’s top youth player. She help USA High Performance camps from 2001-05, was head coach for the USA Volleyball North Texas Region Team in 2007, assisted the Youth National A2 Team in 2009 and most recently assisted the USA Collegiate Nation Team in 2013 and 2014.
Prior to Arizona State, Hampton-Keith was with Texas Christian University as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for six seasons. She helped the Horned Frogs get to four consecutive winning seasons, earning their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009.
In 2005 Hampton-Keith was assistant coach with North Texas, after spending two previous years as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with her alma mater Florida International.
At her helm in the high school arena, she led P.K. Yonge High School to three consecutive final four appearances, including the 2000 Florida State Championship – the first in the school’s history.
Hampton-Keith is a native of Gainesville, Florida, graduating from Florida International with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.