Jeff Getz, a former assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) andEvansville, will begin his fourth season as assistantcoach for the Butler volleyball team in 2012.
A native of St. Louis, Getz's primary responsibilities forButler are recruiting and defensive systems training.
Getz's positive influence on the the Bulldogs have been evidentwhen you look at the results during his time at Butler. In 2010,the Dawgs went 21-10, won the Horizon League VolleyballChampionship and earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament. It wasBU's first NCAA appearance since 1997. In 2009, Butler went 21-14,including a 9-0 mark at Hinkle Fieldhouse. BU was 10-6 in theHorizon League.
Getz came to Butler after spending the 2008 season as anassistant at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami, hehelped the RedHawks to a 21-12 overall record and an at-large bidto the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his time at Miami, Getz spent six seasons at theUniversity of Evansville working under head coach Mike Swan. As arecruiting and scouting assistant, he helped the Purple Acesincrease their offensive totals from 12.49 kills per game in 2003to just over 14 in 2006. He also helped the team improve from 13.26digs per game in 2003 to 18.32 digs per game three years later.
While with Evansville, Getz worked with 2006 and 2007 MissouriValley Conference Libero of the Year, Julie Walroth, who ended hercareer with 2,095 digs, ranking 11th in NCAA history. In 2006, healso helped Evansville make its first MVC Tournament appearancesince 2000.
Prior to Evansville, Getz spent one season at Morehead Statewhere the Eagles finished in second place in the Ohio ValleyConference and ranked second in the nation in digs per game.
Getz was a contributing member for four years with Lewisvolleyball. He helped lay the ground work for Lewis' 2003 nationalchampionship team, leading the Flyers to a 93-34 overall recordduring his tenure.
As a freshman at Lewis, Getz helped the Flyers reach the FinalFour, finishing with a 25-9 record. As a senior, Lewis finished24-6 overall, but lost in the Midwestern Intercollegiate VolleyballAssociation semifinals. Getz capped his four-year career bytotaling 252 kills, 130 digs and a .290 hitting percentage as asenior.
Getz came to Lewis as one of the nation's most-decorated highschool players out of Rosary High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Athree-time all-state selection, Getz was tabbed a "Fab 50"selection by Volleyball Monthly as a senior, and he capturedAll-America honors from USA Volleyball in 1997.
An outstanding student as well, Getz graduated with a 3.6 GPAfrom Lewis and was a member of the Dean's List all four years. Forhis success, he received the Brother David Delanhanty StudentAthlete Award. He was also named to the athletic honor roll allfour years as well. Getz graduated from Lewis with a bachelor ofarts in athletic training in 2002.