July 26, 2012

Jeannette Waldo Joins Volleyball Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont volleyball head coach Deane Webb announced Thursday the hiring of Jeannette Waldo as an assistant coach, effective immediately.

Waldo joins the Bruin program after spending the past year as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota. In Minneapolis, Waldo worked with 2010 Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year Jessica Granquist. The Gophers advanced to the NCAA Regional Semifinals in 2011.

"We are thrilled to have Jeannette join our staff," Webb said. "Her knowledge and passion for the game were evident throughout the interview process, and I am looking forward to her working with our team. After training liberos to compete in the Big Ten last year at Minnesota, I am confident that she will a great help to our defenders here as well."

Prior to joining the Gophers, Waldo was an assistant coach at Benedictine College from 2008-2011. She also served as the head coach of the junior varsity team at Benedictine College. During her time with the Ravens, she helped the program finish second in the Heart of America conference. While Waldo was with Benedictine, she served as head coach for a year with Team KC Volleyball Club.

She also led the Sandshark Volleyball Club to victory in the Won Gold Heart Challenge, and top finishes in the Power League and Omaha National Qualifier.

Waldo, a native of Topeka, Kan., was the defensive specialist for William Jewell College from 2002-2006, where she served as team captain her junior and season years.

Belmont opens the 2012 season as hosts of the annual Belmont Invitational in the Curb Event Center. The Bruins play Alabama A&M Friday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m.