BLUEGRASS COLLEGE CAMP
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Camp open to all 14u-18u athletes.
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Kentucky Fair & Expo Center
Julie Darty- Mississippi State
Lindsey Devine- Alabama
Todd Garvey- Jacksonville State
Amy Pauly- UAB
Julie Darty, who has served as the head coach at Jacksonville University since 2014, has been named Mississippi State’s 12th head volleyball coach, Director of Athletics John Cohen announced December 22, 2017.
“Julie is a bright, hard-working and passionate coach,” Cohen said. “She has been very successful in creating a brand for her programs, and she’s been a part of successful teams at several levels. Julie is determined to lead Mississippi State volleyball to new heights. We are excited to welcome Julie to Starkville.”
Darty has eight years of collegiate coaching experience, including four years as a head coach and two years as an assistant in the Southeastern Conference. The 31-year-old makes her debut in Starkville after turning Jacksonville into one of the Atlantic Sun’s top programs. The 2013 and 2014 AVCA “Thirty under 30” award winner, she led the Dolphins to the 2014 Atlantic Sun Tournament championship and a NCAA tournament appearance during her first year as a collegiate head coach.
“We were very impressed with Lindsey’s experience and success on the college level, as well as her experience with USA Volleyball,” said Byrne. “She’s been able to compete at the highest levels both nationally and within conference play on a consistent basis. From talking with some of her former student-athletes, it was obvious she is a great coach and cares about the well-roundedness of her student-athletes on the court, academically and socially.”
Devine arrives in Tuscaloosa following a successful 16-year stint at East Tennessee State as its all-time winningest coach. Under her tenure, 28 student-athletes earned all-conference accolades, including three Player of the Year, three Libero of the Year and two Freshman of the Year award-winners.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be named the next head volleyball coach at The University of Alabama,” said Devine. “From the minute that I engaged in conversations with the search committee, to the moment I stepped on campus to visit, it was clear that The University of Alabama was comprised of very educated, passionate and committed individuals, who demonstrated a positive comradery of dedication to excellence. I would like to thank Director of Athletics Greg Byrne, Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator Marie Robbins and the entire search committee for communicating to me their vision for the athletic department with such passion and energy. There is already a great foundation in place for this program to be successful, and I look forward to building on that.
Todd Garvey was named the seventh head coach of the Jacksonville State volleyball program on May 25, 2018, bringing a resume of tremendous success at the prep level as well as Division I experience as an assistant.
“We are excited to open this new chapter in our volleyball program and have Coach Garvey join us as our new head coach,” said JSU athletic director Greg Seitz at the time of his hiring. “When looking for a new coach, it quickly became clear that Todd was the perfect fit to lead our program. He has had great success on multiple levels and is highly respected across the country.”
Arriving just two months after an EF-3 tornado struck campus, Garvey’s first season saw plenty of obstacles to overcome including finding new meeting space, practice facilities, locker room, and game day venue. Using a temporary facility from the University’s physical recreation program, JSU finished the regular season 17-13 and 9-7 in Ohio Valley Conference play to earn the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. The Gamecocks went on to beat SIU-Edwardsville for JSU’s first postseason win in 10 years. Garvey’s debut indoor season concluded with three Gamecocks earning All-OVC status as well as seeing senior Mackenzie Rombach become the 20th Gamecock in program history to surpass 1,000 career kills.
Garvey joined the Gamecocks from Lipscomb University in Nashville, where he spent the 2017 season as the Associate Head Coach. In his lone season with the Bisons, he coached the 2017 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, Carlyle Nusbaum, who led the conference and ranked fourth in the nation with 5.22 kills per set. She went on to earn all-region honors and was one of 12 players named to the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team for its China Tour. Lipscomb posted a 16-13 record overall, featuring a 3-1 win over No. 24 Arizona.
UAB Director of Athletics Mark Ingram introduced Amy Pauly as the eighth head coach in Blazer volleyball history on January 30, 2018.
Pauly arrived in Birmingham following six successful seasons as the associate head coach under Villanova head coach Josh Steinbach. During that time, Pauly helped the Wildcats to 97 wins, an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015 and was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association 30 under 30 list in 2016, which honors up-and-coming volleyball coaches.
Under her guidance in 2017, Villanova earned one First Team All-Big East and one Second Team All-Big East selection. She was also instrumental in bringing in the first top-55 recruiting class in Villanova volleyball history.
Also in 2017, Villanova had four players with over 200 kills and six with over 100. The Wildcats also had two players with over 300 digs and six with over 100. While at Villanova, Pauly coached every position on the court with an emphasis on the libero and pin attackers.
Prior to Villanova she was a graduate assistant at South Carolina and a collegiate player at Alabama. At South Carolina she was responsible for coordinating practice schedules, travel arrangements and served as the director for the Gamecocks’ summer camps.
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