University hires new volleyball coach

University of Michigan assistant coach Amanda Ault has been named the new volleyball head coach at GW, the University announced Monday. Ault replaces former Colonials head coach Jojit Coronel, who stepped down in January to accept an assistant coaching job at Texas Tech.

Before coaching the Wolverines, which Ault has done for each of the past three seasons, she was an assistant coach and associate head coach at Xavier. In both of her previous jobs, Ault was primarily responsible for setters and while at Xavier, she helped coach 17 Atlantic 10 All-Conference players, two A-10 Rookies of the Year and two A-10 Players of the Year. During Ault’s seven years as a part of the Musketeers’ coaching staff, Xavier made two trips to the NCAA Tournament.

“I am thrilled and honored to accept the position as the head volleyball coach at The George Washington University,” Ault said. “I would like to thank Mary Jo Warner and the entire athletics staff for this wonderful opportunity. I believe this is truly an exciting time for the future of George Washington athletics and I am looking forward to being a part of it all.”

Ault is a native of Farmington Hills, Mich., and played collegiate volleyball at Central Michigan, where she ranks fourth on the Chippewa’s all-time assists list. She will take over a Colonials team coming off of a disappointing 2010 campaign in which the team went 6-1 to open A-10 play before dropping its final eight games to finish in seventh place in the conference, one spot short of qualifying for the conference tournament.

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