March 3, 2024
Volleyball Hires Aiazzi As Associate Head Coach

Coming off the most productive time in new decades, Jap Illinois volleyball head coach Sara Thomas seems to continue that achievement in the long term and these days announced the selecting of Cole Aiazzi as the associate head mentor for the Panthers volleyball system in addition to his part serving as the Panthers recruiting coordinator.
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Aiazzi comes to EIU subsequent a stint at Major Sky Meeting member Montana Condition in which he served as the associate head mentor for the Bobcat method doing work at MSU for six seasons.
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“Cole brings a broad array of quality working experience, which has presented him with the potential to make an instant effects in our system. His strengths and identity aligns well with our vision and targets. He has shown great ability to discover and train, together with talent identification. I look forward to him joining our Panther volleyball family members,” reported Thomas. 
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As the affiliate head mentor and recruiting coordinator he was dependable for communication with, and analysis of, all long term Montana State volleyball players. Furthermore, he contributed to practice scheduling and generating scouting reports. A proficient teacher of the video game, Aiazzi moved from the defensive side of the internet his initial four seasons, and took over the reins of the Bobcat offense heading into the 2021 drop period.
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Given that signing up for the MSU coaching employees, Aiazzi played an integral part in the rise of the software, and in particular the increase of his place groups to prominence in the convention as properly as on the national stage.  He coached libero Allyssa Rizzo who became the school’s vocation chief in digs finishing with 2,122 for her occupation earning Significant Sky Meeting Libero of the Year along with very first crew All-Significant Sky Convention accolades.  She is one particular of just three players in conference background with far more than 2,000 vocation digs. 
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He also coached first-workforce All-Massive Sky pin hitters in exterior Evi Wilson and right-side Hannah Scott.  He was element of a workers that accomplished some method feats not witnessed in 15 or a lot more many years.  The group won its initial Significant Sky Meeting Event match because 2005.  They conquer Sacramento State on its household courtroom for the initially time in 22 yrs.  They gained at Northern Arizona for the very first time because 2005 and had a period sweep of meeting rival Idaho for the to start with time in 31 a long time. 
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All advised Aiazzi served mentor 14 All-Major Sky Meeting performers which includes 7 to start with group options.  The Bobcats superior to the Big Sky Tournament semifinals in 2019 and 2021 and posted profitable seasons in 3 of his last four seasons in Bozeman.

Prior to becoming a member of the Montana Condition employees in July 2017, he used the 2016 time contributing to a Major 10 Conference Championship and Last 4 visual appearance as section of the University of Nebraska software. Prior to his stint at Nebraska, Aiazzi was a graduate assistant mentor at Augustana University, where by he produced scouting studies and trained liberos and outside hitters. He also assisted with recruiting responsibilities.

A former AVCA NCAA Division III All-The us performer at Lakeland Higher education, Aiazzi has club working experience with Volleyball Club Nebraska (VCN). He coached the program’s 17 Elite squad to a Heartland Cup championship in 18’s division, as perfectly as a leading 5 end at the Asics President’s Working day Traditional.

Aiazzi graduated from Lakeland Higher education in 2015.  As a participant, the previous libero was the 2015 Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League Defensive Participant of the Yr and a 1st-workforce All-MCVL assortment for the Muskies. Aiazzi, is a indigenous of Yerington, Nevada.