December 3, 2019

Ohio State Announces Change in Women’s Volleyball Leadership


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Department of Athletics announced today there will be a change in leadership of the women’s volleyball program and Geoff Carlston will not return as head coach of the Buckeyes.

“We want to thank Geoff for his leadership of the women’s volleyball program over the last 12 years,” Janine Oman, Ohio State Deputy Director of Athletics, said. “He has provided special memories and experiences for the many student-athletes during his time”.

A national search for the next Ohio State head coach will begin immediately.

“I have been extremely fortunate to coach so many amazing young women over my 12 years at Ohio State,” Carlston said. “I am grateful to Gene, Janine and the entire Buckeye Nation for the opportunity to be a part of this incredible journey.”

Carlston recently completed his 12th season at the helm of the Buckeyes, posting a 15-17 ledger. In his Ohio State career, he guided the Buckeyes to seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including five trips to the Sweet 16, and compiled a 235-170 record.

During his tenure, the women’s volleyball student-athletes were heavily involved in community service and excelled academically. Carlston’s teams volunteered countless hours at The James Cancer Hospital and with other organizations. In the classroom, 49 Buckeyes amassed 114 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete laurels and 33 players earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.