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Belmont hires new volleyball head coach

Belmont’s volleyball team is getting a new head coach, according to an announcement from Belmont Athletics on Tuesday.

Katelyn Harrison, who has spent the past five seasons coaching at the College of Charleston, will replace former head coach Tony Howell, who stepped down from his position in December.

“Katelyn has a strong pedigree as a top assistant at one of the most consistent and high-achieving programs in the country,” said Belmont’s Athletic Director Scott Corley in a press release.

During her time with the Cougars, Harrison accumulated a record of 115-51, won two conference championships and appeared in two NCAA Tournament.

In 2017, Harrison lead the Cougars to a 27-6 season, earning the first NCAA Volleyball Championship at-large bid in the history of the Colonial Athletic Association, according to the press release.

She’s excited to bring that experience to Belmont, she said.

“It was clear from the moment I stepped foot on this campus and met all the quality people who are committed to making Belmont the best in the OVC, that this is a special place that I wanted to be a part of,” said Harrison in the press release.

The Bruins volleyball team struggled in 2018, only winning five games all season.

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