Jan. 10, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – Karen Weatherington, the former first assistant volleyball coach at Iowa State University has been hired as the Tigers’ first assistant, Clemson head volleyball coach Jolene Jordan Hoover announced Wednesday.
“I am very pleased that Karen is joining our staff,” said Hoover. “She brings a wealth of experience to Clemson. Her enthusiasm and personality make her one of the most highly regarded recruiters in the country.”
Weatherington comes to Clemson from Iowa State where she has been the first assistant since July of 1999. Prior to Iowa State, she was the first assistant at ACC rival Duke University from June 1996 until July 1999 to which she recruited several of the nation’s top players. Weatherington began her coaching career in 1994 as the first assistant at New Mexico State University where she remained until accepting the position at Duke.
In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, she served on the Iowa Heart Volleyball Association Board of Directors during the 1999-2000 term during which time she helped restructure the organization, revitalizing interest in volleyball within the community. Weatherington is the head coach and technical director of the Cyclone Cylect Volleyball Club and has served as the instructional coach for the USA Volleyball Youth National Team Trials since 1997.
“I am excited about being part of the Clemson coaching staff,” said Weatherington. “Having previously worked in the ACC, I have watched the Tiger’s program develop to its present successful level. I am looking forward to bringing my recruiting experience to Clemson to help ensure that the high level of academics and athletics that is a trademark of this program will continue.”
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