The Stevens Institute of Technology Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Glenn DeHaven as the new women’s volleyball head coach for the upcoming 2012-13 season. DeHaven, formerly an assistant at Transylvania University, will be the fourth coach in the program’s 26-year history on Castle Point. The Ducks are coming off a 15-23 season last year and will look to rebound from their first sub-.500 record since 2001.
“I want to thank Director of Athletics Russell Rogers for giving me this opportunity to lead the women's volleyball program at Stevens,” said DeHaven. “Between the unbelievable academic offerings, beautiful facilities and support for athletics, I believe many key pieces are in place to help Stevens compete at the national level.”
DeHaven takes over the helm at Stevens after spending the last two seasons in Lexington, Ky. at Transylvania. While at Transylvania, DeHaven helped guide the Pioneers to back-to-back regular season Heartland Conference championships and a 45-19 overall mark, including 26 victories in 2010.
“Glenn comes to Stevens with a strong volleyball background and his philosophy toward coaching was very much in line with what we try to do at Stevens,” Rogers said. “He is an outstanding fit for our women’s volleyball team and I look forward to watching the progress of our student-athletes both on and off the court under Glenn’s leadership.”
Before his stint at Transylvania, DeHaven coached for three seasons at his alma mater, Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. as a men’s assistant from 2008-10. In 2009, the Eagles claimed the Molten National Championship and three student-athletes earned All-America honors while DeHaven was on the sidelines.
As a student-athlete at Juniata, DeHaven was a four-year starter from 2003-07 and was on four Molten National Championship teams, while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management.
DeHaven has also served as head coach for two club teams (Lexington United 18 Elite and Velocity 18’s) while in Kentucky and the girls varsity team at Huntingdon Area High School in Pennsylvania. He has also served as an evaluator for USA Volleyball in 2009 and 2010, as well as an assistant tournament director for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region in 2008.