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2015 Volleyball Coaches
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Jeremy Wise
Head Coach - 3rd Season

 

  • Jeremy Wise became the 12th head coach in Union volleyball program history in May of 2013. He enters his third season at the helm of the Bulldog program in 2015, and 17th year overall as a collegiate head coach.
  • In his second season at the helm of the Bulldog program in 2014, Wise led Union back to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in four seasons, finishing the year with a 30-10 overall mark, the best for the program in since a 34-15 ledger in 2007, and just the second season all-time in program history where the Bulldogs won 30 matches in a season.
  • As the number two seed, Union rolled through the 2014 Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament, making it to the Tournament Finals for the second straight season. There, the Bulldogs knocked off Bryan in a thrilling five-set match, giving Wise his first Conference Title at Union and second in his career.
  • In the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round, Wise and the Bulldogs gave No. 16 Madonna (Mich.) all they could handle, before falling in four sets. For the first time in program history, however, Union was able to take a set in an NAIA National Tournament match, as the Bulldogs fell in straight sets in their two previous appearances.
  • Individually, several of Wise’s student-athletes racked up awards at the end of the season. Ana Calaza was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference’s Libero of the Year for the second straight season, while Paige Moore earned All-AAC First Team honors and was named the Conference Tournament MVP. Moore and Calaza also nabbed spots on the All-AVCA Northeast Region Team, with Moore becoming the first Bulldog to earn NAIA All-American Honorable Mention honors since 2010.
  • Elsewhere, freshman Rachel Andrews was a All-AAC First Team pick, and joined Marissa Elam on the AAC's All-Freshman Team. Two student-athletes (Chandler Gray/Megan Harris) were All-AAC Academic Team picks, with Gray earning Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athlete Honors.
  • In 2013, Wise led Union to a nine-game improvement from the previous season, as the Bulldogs went all the way to the finals of the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament, finishing with a 26-9 overall mark, the best record for the program in a season since 2009.
  • With 2014's results, Wise's career record now sits at 379-288, Wise ranks in the top 10 for winningest volleyball active coaches in the NAIA.  He owns a .557 career winning percentage.
  • Wise came to Union after a five-year stint at William Penn (Iowa) where he compiled a 121-95 record with the Lady Statesmen.
  • Prior to that, Wise amassed a 202-174 record during a 10-year stay at Urbana (Ohio). He advanced to the NAIA National Championship Tournament at both stops.
  • Wise led William Penn to the program's first-ever national tournament appearance in 2008, earning a berth to the NAIA Opening Round. The team shared the Midwest Collegiate Conference regular-season crown and then claimed the MCC Tournament title.  The squad's 26 wins (26-15) were the most since 1985.
  • The 2008 MCC Coach of the Year, Wise led 17 players to all-conference recognition and one to All-Region and All-America status.  Ten individuals have claimed NAIA Scholar-Athlete recognition and 25 have been named to the academic all-conference team.
  • While at William Penn, Wise built and ran a successful junior Olympic club volleyball program, and also worked with the HIgh Performance Junior Olympic program in both Ohio and Iowa.
  • Wise coached at Urbana for 10 years from 1998-07. He inherited a team that had not had a winning season in school history and had won only four games in the previous three years. Wise quickly turned the program around and led the Blue Knights to numerous postseason appearances as well as a national ranking. His squads broke every school record, including wins, and he left as the winningest coach in school history with 202 victories.
  • Also during his tenure at Urbana, Wise guided 26 players to all-conference recognition, had five all-freshman team honorees, and two Region IX Defensive Players of the Year. His squads succeeded academically as well as 13 individuals garnered NAIA Scholar-Athlete laurels and 22 earned academic-all conference honors.
  • Wise also has spent several Summers overseas, winning two University Gold Medals in Australia.
  • In 1996, Wise graduated from Ohio University with a double degree in coaching and sports industry and a minor in psychology. He also received his masters in Athletic Administration from Ohio in 1997. Wise and his wife, Katie, have two sons, Austin and Logan.

Wise Year-by-Year:


Year School Record Pct. Notes
2014 Union (Ky.) 30-10 .750 AAC Tournament Champs; NAIA Opening Round
2013 Union (Ky.) 26-9 .743 AAC Tournament Finalst
2012 William Penn (Iowa) 28-15 .651  
2011 William Penn (Iowa) 19-23 .452  
2010 William Penn (Iowa) 25-21 .543  
2009 William Penn (Iowa) 23-21 523  
2008 William Penn (Iowa) 26-15 .634 Co-MCC Champs, MCC Tournament Champs, NAIA Opening Round
2007 Urbana (Ohio) 17-17 .500  
2006 Urbana (Ohio) 29-16 .644  
2005 Urbana (Ohio) 37-9 .804  
2004 Urbana (Ohio) 29-15 659  
2003 Urbana (Ohio) 14-20 .412  
2002 Urbana (Ohio) 21-16 568  
2001 Urbana (Ohio) 24-17 .585  
2000 Urbana (Ohio) 19-17 .528  
1999 Urbana (Ohio) 9-21 .300  
1998 Urbana (Ohio) 2-23 .080  

 
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Brian Jones
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
  • Brian Jones enters his second season as an Assistant Coach in the Union volleyball program in 2015. He joined the Bulldog Athletic Department in June of 2014.
  • Jones came to Barbourville from a successful tenure as head coach of the North Oldham High School volleyball team in Goshen, Kentucky, coaching the team since 2006. Overall, Jones led the Lady Mustangs to a 216-105 record in eight seasons as coach.
  • At North Oldham, Jones coached the team to the semifinals of the KHSAA State Tournament in back-to-back seasons (2011 and 2012), after leading the team to their first appearance all-time in the State Tournament in 2008.
  • Jones’ Lady Mustangs captured four District Titles (2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013) and three Region Titles (2008, 2011, and 2012), earning Jones KHSAA Region 8 Coach of the Year honors in both 2011 and 2013 for his efforts.
  • Jones has also served as a coach for the Mid America Volleyball Association since 2011, and has participated in Adult Travel Volleyball since 2007, as well.
  • Jones earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University, where he was a two-year member of the school’s Men’s Club Volleyball team. He currently resides in Barbourville.  
 
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Fernanda Frey
Assistant Coach - 5th Season
Alma Mater: Newberry College, 2010
 
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Anagila Silva
Student Assistant - 2nd Season