Press Release courtesy of Tennessee Tech Athletics
Tennessee Tech volleyball head coach Jeannette Waldo has announced that Peter Green will join her staff as an assistant coach.
Green is no stranger to the Ohio Valley Conference, having served as the associate head coach at Eastern Illinois from the 2015 season until his hiring at Tech. In 2017, he helped the Panthers to a 15-15 record and a third-place finish in the OVC Tournament and also coached Taylor Smith and Allie Hueston to spots on the All-OVC First Team.
“Peter Green will be a tremendous asset to our staff,” said head coach Jeannette Waldo. “His previous knowledge and experience within the OVC makes him invaluable as we begin to rebuild this program into a conference powerhouse. He was an obvious standout early in the search, and his passion for Tech came through immediately.”
During Green’s three seasons at Eastern Illinois, the Panthers made two OVC Tournament appearances, finishing third in 2017. Statistically, EIU ranked within the top four in the OVC in assists and blocking for two seasons and within the top three in team hitting efficiency for two seasons as well. The Panthers received OVC Academic Honors for the highest GPA in the conference in 2017, totaling a team GPA of 3.52.
Prior to arriving in Charleston, Green spent the 2014 season at SEC program Mississippi State. He was primarily tasked with implementing swing blocking and faster-tempo offensive systems into the Bulldogs’ game plans. Green also coached then-freshman standout Payton Harris, who earned AVCA All-American honorable mention, All-SEC freshman and First Year Academic All-SEC honors.
Green spent the 2013 season at Virginia as a volunteer assistant coach. The Cavaliers saw a tremendous turnaround from a 2012 season in which they went 9-22 and finished 15th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. With the help of Green, UVA posted a 2013 record of 18-14 and tied for 5th in the ACC.
Green didn’t have to go far to get to UVA from Virginia Commonwealth, located in Richmond just an hour from Charlottesville. He worked as an assistant coach for the Rams, specifically with the middle blockers, in the 2012 season. VCU finished third in the Atlantic-10 Conference and collected a record of 25-6 overall. Freshman middle blocker Martina Samadan ended the season ranked fourth nationally in blocks per set.
Green also has head coaching experience on the Division II level, as he coached from 2008 to 2012 at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. For the first time in school history, the Hawks won back-to-back Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships in 2009 and 2010 and finished runner-up in 2011. Green was named the 2011 CIAA Coach of the Year. Under Green’s direction, Chowan went 99-42 and had nine All-CIAA first-team, five second-team and five rookie-team selections. A Hawk also won CIAA Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and Rookie of the Year in 2011.
Green began his NCAA career as a part-time assistant coach at Division III Randolph-Macon College, where he personally recruited two conference players of the year and various all-conference players.
Green has also coached at a handful of USA Volleyball travel clubs in Virginia and at his high school alma mater of Fredericksburg Christian, where he revived the boys’ varsity team.
Tennessee Tech volleyball head coach Jeannette Waldo has announced that Zach Weinberg will join her staff as an assistant coach.
Weinberg arrives at Tech from UNLV, where he helped the Runnin’ Rebels to the program’s first-ever at-large bid to and win in the NCAA Tournament in 2016. UNLV finished 24-8 that season with a program-high No. 33 finish in the national RPI.
“Tech volleyball is so lucky to have recruited such an exciting recruiter in Zach,” said head coach Jeannette Waldo. “As we build this program, recruiting is going to be such a huge piece of the puzzle, and Zach is the perfect fit. He is a great communicator and easy to connect with in so many ways. He will make our staff and our team better instantly both on and off the court.”
Weinberg worked heavily with team defense, liberos and recruiting at UNLV, and the team ended both the 2016 and 2017 seasons ranked within the top 70 programs in the country in total blocks. His 2017 recruiting class received an honorable mention honor from PrepVolleyball.
Weinberg earned his master’s degree at Northwestern State University, where he worked as a graduate assistant coach and video coordinator for the volleyball team. The Lady Demons captured the program’s first-ever Southland Conference tournament championship and NCAA Tournament berth in the 2014 season. Senior Mackenzie Neely was named the Southland Conference Tournament’s MVP and received all-conference first-team honors.
During Weinberg’s time at Northwestern State, the Lady Demons also ranked with the top 40 teams nationally in four statistical categories: opponent hitting percentage, aces per set, digs per set and blocks per set.
He received the opportunity to become the head coach of Maccabi USA’s women’s youth and open women’s beach volleyball teams from April 2015 to January 2016. Maccabi USA is a not-for-profit organization that fields athletic teams composed of Jewish athletes. Weinberg hand-selected athletes from throughout the continental United States and guided both teams to gold medals at the 2015 Pan American Maccabi Games (an Olympics equivalent) in Santiago, Chile.
Weinberg served as a student assistant coach at his alma mater, Ohio, after working as a student manager from Dec. 2008 to Sept. 2009. The Bobcats won three regular-season and three MAC conference championships to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Concurrently, he was the president, head coach and four-year starter for the Ohio men’s club volleyball team.
Weinberg has additional head coaching experience from his tenure at Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and the ALETA Aces Volleyball Club in Athens, Ohio.