position Director of Operations
Caitlin Insana joined the Ohio State women’s volleyball staff as the Director of Operations in July 2016. Insana previously served as a Buckeye student assistant coach for three seasons (2010-12).
In Insana’s first year back, the Buckeyes reached the NCAA regional semifinals after finishing the regular season with a 20-12 record. Ohio State earned a sweep against Missouri State in the first round and prevailed in five sets at Kansas State in the second round. Following a coaching change, the Buckeyes are coming off back-to-back NCAA regional semifinals appearances in 2020 (played in spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) and 2021.
The 2021 Ohio State team spent 14-consecutive weeks in the top-10 national rankings, breaking the program record and also being ranked the highest in program history as the No. 3 team in the country on two occasions. The Buckeyes hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Columbus for the first time since 2015, earning the No. 9 national seed after going 15-5 in Big Ten play. OSU finished the season with a 27-6 record. The Buckeyes had three AVCA All-Americans, three AVCA All-Region selections and four all-conference honorees.
This fall, the Buckeyes put together one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country and were able to beat top-10 teams in three-consecutive matches for the first time in program history. Ohio State will face all eight teams from the 2021 NCAA regional finals during the 2022 schedule.
Prior to arriving in Columbus, Insana enrolled at High Point University in North Carolina as a student-athlete following an impressive high school and club volleyball career. Her playing career was cut short due to injury, however, and the Clevelander transferred to Ohio State to begin her sophomore year of college.
Insana graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a Sport Industry degree. She then sharpened her organizational, planning and time management skills as a wedding and event planner in Hilliard, Ohio.