Nikki Dailey Announced As New Tennessee Assistant Coach

  0 Carly DeMarque | February 28th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, News, SEC

The Tennessee women’s volleyball team has announced the addition of Nikki Dailey to the staff as an assistant coach, as announced by head coach Rob Patrick.

In the past three seasons Dailey has spent time with the East Tennessee coaching staff after a standout setting career with Iowa. Dailey will primarily be working with the setting position for the team. In addition to helping with the setters, Dailey will direct summer camps, serve as academic and community service liaison and supervise team managers.

“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to be at Tennessee,” said Dailey. “What brought me here is the level of commitment and achievement the entire community of Tennessee embodies.”

In Dailey’s time with East Tennessee, she helped to develop the teams setters and offense, while also playing strong roles in recruiting and video analysis, in addition to coordinating all camps at the university. During her three, year with the team, the Buccaneers posted winning seasons with a 58-36 record.

As a setter with Iowa, Dailey finished her four-year career with 105 starts and ranked fifth in program history with 3,161 assists. She also ranked 14th in career aces (95) and 15th in digs (1,049).

Dailey is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, having earned her undergraduate degree in health studies and communication studies at Iowa in 2014, while receiving her masters in sport management from East Tennessee.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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