Chamberlain Named Kansas Volleyball Assistant Coach

March 5, 2010


Former Ball State standout Todd Chamberlain has been named an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Kansas, KU head coach Ray Bechard announced.

Chamberlain comes to Kansas following a one-year stint as the volunteer assistant women’s coach at the University of Kentucky, during which the Wildcats experienced one of the most successful seasons in program history. In 2009, Kentucky finished 29-5 overall, appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive year and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the field was expanded to 64 teams.

“We did an extensive and exhausting nation-wide search for an individual who could fit our criteria,” said Bechard. “Todd brings not only an outstanding playing background, but he has been around some excellent volleyball minds at the collegiate and club levels. You combine that with the passion he has for the sport, and we have somebody that is going to help us reach many of the goals that we have for our program.”

Chamberlain played volleyball for four seasons at Ball State University, where he earned first-team All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) honors as a senior after pacing the squad with 3.29 kills per set. Ball State was nationally ranked for portions of all four of Chamberlain’s seasons; the Cardinals compiled a 78-39 (.667) record during those years.

No stranger to the coaching sidelines, Chamberlain has guided several teams to national and state titles. For two seasons Chamberlain worked as an assistant coach under Steve Shondell for Burris High School in Muncie, Ind. The Burris squad captured the 2-A state championship in both 2008 and 2009. Chamberlain also worked with Mike Lingerfelter as an assistant coach for the Munciana Samurai 18-1 Club team. That squad went on to capture not only the 2009 AAU national championship, but also the 2009 JVDA national championship.

In addition to his collegiate playing career, Chamberlain was a left side attacker on the 2006 Youth National team that played internationally in Cabo Frio, Brazil. In 2007, Chamberlain was a left side attacker for the Junior National training team that practiced at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Chamberlain has served as a camp counselor for camps at Kentucky, Purdue and his alma mater. Additionally, Chamberlain has instructed at elite camps hosted by Saint Louis and the Kentucky-Indiana Volleyball Association (KIVA).

Chamberlain, a native of Louisville, Ky., began his volleyball career as a star-athlete at Louisville’s Trinity High School.