A recruiting coordinator who helped lead a team to a 13-win improvement will now be at the helm of a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball program.
Alderson Broaddus announced Monday that it hired Lauren Havill to serve as the Battlers new head coach.
Havill arrives to Alderson Broaddus after being the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for the Glenville State women’s volleyball team the last two seasons. Glenville State went from having three wins in 2021 to 16-17 last season – its best record since 1990 – and reached the conference tournament for the first time school history.
“Lauren brings a dynamic energy to our men’s volleyball program. With her previous success in recruiting and experience in both men’s and women’s volleyball, we feel confident this will be a seamless transition,” athletics director Carrie Bodkins said in a statement. “We are excited to see Lauren in this position and we are looking forward to what is to come under her leadership.”
This will be the second time in her career that Havill has coached a NCAA men’s volleyball team. Havill served as a student assistant coach with Northern Vermont-Johnson.
Havill played at the college level for both Northern Virginia Community College and Northern Vermont-Johnson. She also earned all-conference honors during her junior season at Northern Vermont-Johnson.
Alderson Broaddus finished last season 6-23 – the program’s most wins in a single-season since 2017.