QUINCY, Mass.- Recent Eastern Nazarene College graduate Kayla Dean has been hired as assistant women's volleyball coach, announced second-year head coach Derek Schmitt.
Dean graduated in May with a degree in Education after a four-year career with the women's volleyball program.
"I am very excited that Kayla will be joining the women's volleyball staff this fall. I was only able to coach her for her senior season at ENC so I'm looking forward to having her be very involved in the program for another two years…at least," commented Schmitt. "One thing I know for certain, Kayla LOVES ENC and I know that will be apparent in her different roles as assistant coach. I am certain that the program will be better two years from now because of Kayla's positive influence on the players and because of her role as a coach."
A native of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, she appeared in 111 matches for the Lions in her four years. Dean accumulated 324 kills, 932 assists, 836 digs, and 122 service aces in her career.
A three-time Academic All-Commonwealth Coast Conference honoree, Dean earned New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) All-Senior honorable mention in 2017.
The Lions open the 2018 season in the Big Apple with a tri-match at New York University with York (Pa.) August 31.