Women’s Volleyball | February 08, 2023
LOS ANGELES – The USC women’s volleyball crew has hired Spencer McLachlin as an associate head mentor, head coach Brad Keller announced on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
“I am energized for the addition of Spencer to our volleyball family members,” stated Keller. “I actually think that he will have an immediate affect with our program on many levels and that he will assist elevate us to the future level. He is a established mentor, an remarkable mentor to younger scholar-athletes, and one particular of the most impressive minds we have in the activity of volleyball. I am enthusiastic to have him on our facet of the web and to see how our players answer to his coaching.”
Previously, McLachlin served as the affiliate head coach at Indiana in 2022 where he was dependable for coordinating the defense and blocking. The Hoosiers had been 16-16 and went 9-11 in the Large Ten to finish eighth in the conference standings. IU’s 9 convention victories were its most considering the fact that 2010 and the staff had its greatest end considering the fact that the Major 10 expanded to 14 teams.
When with IU, McLachlin helped mentor the Hoosiers to wins around a fifth-ranked Ohio Point out and No. 25 Michigan on the road the very first time in program background that IU experienced various road victories above ranked opponents. Below his advice, middle blocker Savannah Kjolhede manufactured 118 blocks and had 14 matches with 5 or a lot more blocks. Five unique Hoosiers had far more than 40 blocks in 2022 and as a staff, IU had 250 blocks with a period-significant 18 in a victory about Northwestern.
Prior to Indiana, McLachlin was an assistant coach for the UCLA men’s volleyball software for 4 years (2018-21). He also has intercontinental expertise with the U.S. men’s countrywide workforce where he was on staffs for groups that competed in the Pan American Cup and NORCECA Champions cup.
Just before he joined UCLA, he invested two seasons (2016-17) as an assistant coach at California. In 2017, he was named to the American Volleyball Coach Affiliation (AVCA) Thirty Beneath 30 list, an honor introduced to up-and-coming coaching talents throughout volleyball. McLachlin got his begin in coaching as an assistant for the men’s volleyball plan at Hawai’i. In the course of his time with the Warriors, the staff gained a bid to the NCAA match for the initial time in 13 seasons.
As a college student-athlete, McLachlin played at Stanford (2008-11) as an outside the house hitter. He gained a national championship with the Cardinal in 2010 and concluded his vocation among the the program’s all-time leaders in kills with 1,288. McLachlin was a senior captain, an All-MPSF next workforce alternative, and received MPSF all-educational crew recognition a few situations.
He graduated from Stanford with a degree in political science in 2011 and done a Grasp of Schooling in 2012 when serving as a club coach for the Bay-to-Bay Volleyball Club.
As a experienced athlete, McLachlin was an outside the house hitter for Mas NIKI Aiginio in Greece for three years (2012-14).
McLachlin is married to previous USC volleyball standout reverse hitter Diane Copenhagen (2004-07), a 2004 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team range. The McLachlins have a daughter named Leila and are expecting a second baby in May of 2023.
Under fourth-12 months head coach Brad Keller, USC (22-11) completed fourth in the Pac-12 standings (13-7) in 2022 and was awarded 1 of 32 at-substantial berths into the NCAA tournament. The Gals of Troy defeated Superior Issue in the to start with spherical of the tourney but had been eradicated by 10th-rated internet site host Ohio State. It was the initial NCAA match victory for Keller, and the program’s very first physical appearance in the tourney given that 2019. Outside the house hitter Skylar Fields was named to the AVCA All-The usa very first team.
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