Head Coach Lizzy Stemke
Lizzy Stemke is in her third season as the head coach of the University of Georgia women's volleyball program. Stemke, the sixth head coach at Georgia since the program's inception in 1978, comes to Athens having spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska.
A former All-American and U.S. National Team member, Stemke helped guide the Huskers to a 116-15 record and four NCAA Volleyball Championship appearances during her time with the program. In Big 12 play from 2007-10, the Huskers went 72-8 with three Big 12 titles.
Stemke's roles at Nebraska included serving as the co-recruiting coordinator, offensive coordinator, setter training, video coordinator, academic and community involvement liaison, and assisting with summer camps and coaching clinics. She played a major role in the recruitment of a pair of top-10 recruiting classes, including the 2009 class that was ranked second nationally by Prepvolleyball.com. Her contributions to NU's success were noticed as she was named one of the country's top-10 assistant coaches by Volleyball Magazine in February of 2010.
Stemke coached two All-American setters at Nebraska in Sydney Anderson and Rachel Holloway. In 2009, Anderson became a two-time All-American, averaging 11.53 assists per set to help Nebraska to a sixth consecutive NCAA Regional Final. In 2008, Anderson earned second-team AVCA All-America honors ranking eighth nationally in assists at 11.60 per set, as the Huskers replaced four All-Americans from the previous season. In Stemke's first year at NU, the Huskers finished in the top three nationally in assists per set (16.42) and hitting percentage (.327) while Holloway finished her college career ranking ninth nationally with 13.58 assists per set.
Prior to Nebraska, Stemke was an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina from 2005-06. At UNC, Stemke served as setters' coach, handled opponent scouting and video exchange, recruiting, team travel and community outreach. In 2005, the Tar Heels won the Atlantic Coast Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The Stemke File:
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Education: Bachelor's Degree, Communication Studies - Wisconsin, 2004
Collegiate Coaching Experience:
University of Nebraska, Assistant Coach, 2007-10
University of North Carolina, Assistant Coach, 2005-06
University of Central Florida, Volunteer Coach, 2003
Additional Coaching Experience:
Nebraska Volleyball Academy Setting and Defense Clinics, 2007-10
USA High Performance, 2007-10
Triangle Setting Academy, Assistant Coach/Setters, 2007
Wisconsin Power Volleyball Club, Assistant Coach/Setters, 2004
All-American Volleyball Camps, Assistant Coach/Setters, 2004
Next Level Volleyball Camp, Assistant Coach, 2004
Team Orlando - Co-Founder/Marketing/Recruiting/Setter & Defense Clinic Coordinator, 2003-04
Mulhouse (France), 2004-05
Carolina (Puerto Rico), 2003
U.S. National Team, 2001-03
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