COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s volleyball head coach Geoff Carlston announced the hiring of Jayme Gergen as an assistant coach to the program. She is replacing Nadia Edwards who left to become the head women’s volleyball coach at DePaul.
“We are so excited to have Jayme joining our staff,” Carlston said. “She is someone I have known for some time and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.”
Gergen, a 2005 Georgia Tech graduate, has been an assistant coach at Virginia Tech the last five seasons primarily in charge of the middle blockers. At Georgia Tech, she helped guide the Yellow Jackets to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, three Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season titles and one ACC Tournament Championship.
A middle hitter in college, Gergen was a 2004 AVCA honorable mention All-American, a first-team All-ACC honoree, an Academic All-District selection and an AVCA East Region honoree. She was named Georgia Tech’s Most Improved Player following the 2002 season and earned the Coaches’ Award after the 2003 season.
“She was one of the top middle hitters in the nation in college, has played professionally overseas and has the competitive nature we work to develop in our players,” Carlston noted. “Beyond all of that, Jayme is just a great person who does things the right way.”
As a senior in 2004, she ranked first in the ACC and 11th in the nation in hitting percentage (.393). She finished her career ranked second on the Georgia Tech career hitting percentage list (.353), and was fifth for both career block assists (426) and total blocks (473). She was also fourth on the career blocks per game list (1.18).
Gergen was a dean’s list student who graduated with a degree in psychology. She was named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2001, ’02 and ’03.