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Nadia  Edwards

Player Profile

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Penn State '01

Nadia Edwards joined the Ohio volleyball staff in May 2005. During Edwards' career at Ohio she has assisted with all aspects of the game. A few of her on and off court responsibilities include: middle hitter training, blocking, travel, co-directing camps and clinics and overseeing community outreach programs.

In 2003, she was a graduate assistant coach at Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, she also took part in the Student-Athlete Mentor Program. She has also instructed All-American volleyball camps throughout the United States for the last three summers.

Before she started coaching, Edwards played volleyball professionally for three years, both in the states and overseas. She competed in the A1 European League for two years as a team captain and starting outside hitter for the Glarus (Switzerland) squad (2004-05) and then played in the opposite position for the Granada (Spain) team (2003-04). Edwards also played in the United States Professional Volleyball League (2001-02) for the St. Louis Quest.

Edwards graduated from Penn State in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in business marketing. She lettered four years in volleyball for the Nittany Lions under Head Coach Russ Rose. Edwards was a middle hitter on a squad that won four Big Ten championships and competed in the NCAA Final Four three years in a row. Her team compiled a 71-2 record and won a national championship in 1999 while earning national runner-up finishes in 1997 and 1998.

Edwards is a native of Frankfort, IL. She has three sisters and is the daughter of David and Millicent Edwards.