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Volleyball Adds Rumely as Assistant Coach

Brandon Berrio
Brandon Berrio
Assistant Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – LSU volleyball head coach Fran Flory announced the addition of Sarah Rumely, a veteran of the Southeastern Conference as both an assistant coach and player, to the staff Friday.

“I am thrilled and honored to join the LSU volleyball family,” Rumely said. “I want to thank Joe Alleva, Miriam Segar, and of course Fran Flory for allowing me this opportunity to join one of the best athletic departments in the country. Fran is one of the most respected and successful coaches, and I am humbled and thankful that I get to work with her.”

“I have admired Sarah for many years as both an opposing student-athlete and an amazing young assistant coach,” Flory said. “I feel very fortunate to be able to add her to our staff. She has a great future as one of the brightest young female coaches in the country. She has been successful at every level, and we look forward to having her positive energy in our gym every day.”

Rumely joins Flory and assistant coach Ethan Pheister in Baton Rouge after a two-year stint in Arkansas. As the recruiting coordinator for the Razorbacks, Rumely maintained the recruiting database and calendar. Over the course of her time in Fayetteville, Rumely worked as the offensive coordinator in 2015 and defensive coordinator during the 2016 season.

Rumely worked as the first assistant coach at Wake Forest from 2013 to 2015 where her duties included recruiting coordinator, game manager of the offense, and liaison for academic support, student-athlete development, and marketing. During her time with the Demon Deacons, Rumely also recruited three players who were named to All-ACC teams.

The New Palestine, Indiana native began her coaching career at the University of North Texas. For two seasons, she trained setters, coordinated the offense and aided the Mean Green’s efforts in recruiting.

The two-time All-American brings a wealth of experience to the court from her playing days at the University of Kentucky. Rumely was named the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2006 and the SEC Player of the Year in 2008. The Wildcats made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament during her four-year career, including an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen. For her efforts in the classroom on the court, Rumely was a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The Tigers return a wealth of experience with 14 letter winners on the 2017 squad. The squad also welcomes a strong freshman class with the addition of Nicole Decker, Taylor Bannister and Raigen Cianciulli.

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger volleyball, visit www.lsusports.net/volleyball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsuvolleyball along with @lsuvolleyball and @lsucoachfran on Twitter and @lsuvb on Instagram.

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