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Kara Thomason

Position: Director of Volleyball Operations • Third Season

Kara Thomason enters her third season as the program’s Director of Operations for the fall of 2019. Clemson Volleyball Head Coach Michaela Franklin announced the addition of Thomason to the program on Feb. 19, 2018.

“Kara is a great addition to our Clemson volleyball family,” said Franklin. “She dazzled our hiring committee with her positive energy and organizational skills. She has a passion for developing people and serving others. I’m looking forward to working with Kara and know she is going to have a lot of success, and help our program continue to move forward.”

Thomas handles the day-to-day logistics of the program, including travel, budgeting, meals and equipment, among other responsibilities.

The Pickens, South Carolina, native lettered all four years during her playing career at Ole Miss (2010-13) as an outside hitter. Thomason ranks seventh in career kills (927), eighth in career digs (857) and second in service aces (86) in Rebel history under the rally-scoring format. She is also the only Rebel in Ole Miss history to record eight service aces in a single match under the rally-scoring format. Thomason, a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient, graduated in 2014 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and minored in biology.

Thomason previously coached Upward Stars Upstate club program and served as a biology teacher at Eastside High School in Taylors, South Carolina.