Liz Hart Volleyball Camps 100 Nunn Drive 222 Albright Health Center Highland Heights, KY 41706
We are excited for a summer filled of volleyball and are looking forward to helping your child sharpen their skills! Beginners to Advanced players are welcome and we offer a variety of clinic and camp options to best suit your players needs.
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Northern Kentucky Volleyball Camp Staff:
Head Coach Liz Hart:
The 2018 season will mark the start of Coach Liz Hart's 9th season as head coach of the Norse of Northern Kentucky. Since her promotion to head coach in 2011, Hart has led the to program to a 140-95 record enroute to becoming one of the most succssful transitioning programs in NCAA history. The 2015 season was one of many milestones for Hart and her program as she captured her 100th win on September 12th against Jackson State (MS).
Hart is a proud NKU alumni, having spent her playing career representing the Black and Gold. During her playing career, Hart was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year in 2004, and in 2008 was named an NCAA Top 30 Woman of the Year recipient as well as the GLVC Player of the Year, Great Lakes Region Player of the Year, GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a first-team All-America selection from the AVCA. In addition, Hart was twice named an honorable mention All-American during her sophomore and junior years.
She stands as NKU's all-time kills leader with 1,850, ranks seventh at NKU with 1,191 career digs and second in block assists with 291.
Assistant Coach Jason Ruppelt:
The 2017 season was Coach Ruppelt's third with the Norse. A specialist in blocking, defense, and video breakdown Ruppelt was instrumental in the Norse successful opening campaign in the Horizon League. In addition to his on court work with the Norse, Ruppelt serves as recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining the Norse coaching staff, Ruppelt spent two seasons as the Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Louisville (AAC Champions, 2013) and Graduate Assistant Coach at South Dakota State University.
Matt Kearns is in his first year with the NKU volleyball program during the 2017 campaign, joining the Norse after working with the Xavier volleyball team as a student coach and technical advisor from 2013-17.
During his time with the Musketeers, Kearns provided scouting reports with DataVolley and DataVideo, coordinated film exchange with opposing programs, and also assisted with operations functions for road travel. The Bellingham, Massachusetts, native also coached at Purcell Marian and Tri-State Elite Volleyball Club. At Purcell Marian, Kearns served as both varsity assistant coach and junior varsity head coach and was a member of the staff of the year in 2015.
At the club level, Kearns became the head coach of the 17s team for the 2016-17 season after working as a volunteer assistant with the club since 2015, becoming the youngest coach in the club to take the helm of a team.
Kearns received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Xavier in 2017.