Yee named Kansas Volleyball volunteer assistant coach
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas volleyball manager Skyler Yee has been named volunteer assistant coach for the 2016 season, head coach Ray Bechard announced on Thursday.
Yee, a junior at KU, joins the coaching staff after serving as a team manager during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons for the Jayhawks.
“Skyler is as passionate about the sport of volleyball as anyone I have been around,” Bechard said. “Whether he’s in a conversation with someone brand new to the sport, or someone who plays at a high level – he has got an unbelievable motor for trying to learn and share what he knows about technique, strategy, and training. He will be outstanding in this role for us.”
The Overland Park, Kansas native will help instruct KU’s defensive specialists, but Bechard adds that “we won’t limit him to that.”
“I am very, very excited for this opportunity,” Yee said. “I think my previous role as a team manager last year makes it a very comfortable transition to work with this team. I can’t wait to start two-a-days and help instruct the team in the gym. I am focused on this season and making the most of my time here at KU.”
Yee replaces 2015 volunteer assistant Lucas Yanez, who accepted a position at Coastal Carolina in May.
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANTS UNDER RAY BECHARD AT KANSAS
Name (Years at KU): Career after KU
Chad McDole (2000-01): Graceland University men’s volleyball head coach from 2005 to 2013.
Trent Jones (2002-03): Associate head coach at UMKC, entering his sixth season at the school (2011-present). Missouri-St. Louis head coach from 2008 to 2010. Assistant coach at Washburn University from 2004 to 2008.
Korrinn Krog-Burgess (2004-05): Assistant coach at Clemson from 2006 to 2009. Currently the head coach at Presbyterian College (2013-present).
Justeen Patton-Coulson (2007): Currently the head coach at East View High School in Georgetown, Texas.
Kevin Buhr (2008-10): Former assistant coach at SIU-Edwardsville.
Dan Georgalas (2011-12): Assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin in 2012. Entering his fourth season as an assistant at Wyoming (2013-present).
Wendel Camargo (2012-13): Entering his third season as an assistant coach at James Madison University (2014-present).
Ian Choi (2014): Entering his second season as an assistant coach at San Jose State (2015-present).
Lucas Yanez (2015): Hired as an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina on May 16, 2016.
Skyler Yee (2016-present): Named volunteer assistant during junior year of undergraduate studies.
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