OXFORD, Ohio - Miami University volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit announced Monday the addition of Jenni Hirneisen as a new assistant coach. Hirneisen comes from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, where she spent the past season as an assistant coach.
"I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to become a part of Miami Volleyball," said Hirneisen. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Condit and consider it an honor to be joining such a reputable staff. The emphasis on character and respect in the Miami Athletic Department is outstanding, and is reflected in their extensive alumni and support network. I am looking forward to working with the team this spring and seeing them accomplish great things in the future."
Last season Hirneisen was the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for UMBC. She handled their statistical and video management, compiled scouting reports and game plans for opponents and handled the team's community service outreach program as well as social media.
Prior to her time with UMBC, Hirneisen spent three seasons working at Colorado State (2008-10). While on the Rams coaching staff the team won the Mountain West Conference Championship in 2009 and 2010, and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2010. Following the 2010 season Hirneisen was hired to the USA Olympic Volleyball Women's staff to serve as a scout as well as help with statistical and video analysis. While she was on board the USA women qualified for the Olympics by earning the Silver Medal at the World Cup and also won the Bronze Medal at the Pan Am Games in 2011.
"Jenni brings a wealth of experience to Miami after working closely with the USA National Team and coaches," said Condit. "Her expertise in the DataVolley statistical system has already helped Miami, and through her work she is well connected across the country. Most importantly, she played the game and has a strong understanding of what it takes to develop talent and to win. I welcome the opportunity to work with her."
Hirneisen graduated from Colorado State and helped the Rams win a Mountain West Tournament Championship as a senior in 2006. Prior to her time in Fort Collins, she was a two-year letterwinner for Northeastern Junior College.