Ohio Volleyball Announces Deane Webb As Head Coach

By
Avery T. Jennings

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Updated Wed, Feb 26, 2014 10:26 pm

Ohio Athletics announced Wednesday night that Deane Webb will fill its volleyball head coaching vacancy. Webb becomes the 12th head coach in Ohio history after setting the all-time wins record at Belmont (207).

"Deane brings a great deal of coaching experience," Ohio athletic director Jim Schaus said in a statement. "He also brings a great deal of experience coaching in the NCAA Tournament. I have full confidence in his ability to continue our winning tradition here at Ohio."

The Bobcats played in the NCAA Volleyball Championship four times during previous coach Ryan Theis' six-year tenure.

In 11 seasons at Belmont, Webb led the Bruins to three conference titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances. The team won its first Ohio Valley Conference tournament in 2012 after joining the league that summer. Previously, Webb was named Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year three times.

Webb coached 22 all-conference selections at Belmont, including middle blocker and 2013 OVC Player of the Year Allison McCoy.

Webb became the youngest coach in NCAA Division I to reach 300 career wins during the 2012 season. He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches' Association's head coaches committee, and he votes in the AVCA weekly top-25 coaches' poll.

Webb also has coaching experience at East Tennessee State and Indiana Wesleyan University. He is 369-218 in 17 seasons with a clipboard.

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