March 30, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Volleyball is proud to announce the promotion of Meghan Keck to associate head coach. Keck has served as an assistant coach with the team since arriving in 2008.
No stranger to high levels of collegiate women's volleyball, Keck lends expertise in setter training and development to the Ohio volleyball staff. She also serves as the Bobcats' offensive coordinator while heading up the team's recruiting efforts.
Recently, Keck was named a recipient of the 30 Under 30 Award. Created in 2009 the award honors up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels. Her in-depth knowledge of the setter position has paid dividends for the Ohio program during her tenure in Athens.
Keck played an integral role in the development of setter Michelle Jantsch, who earned multiple All-MAC honors after finishing with 4,761 career assists, second-most all-time in Bobcat history. Jantsch also owns some of the best single-season marks in Ohio history and this past season, freshman Bailey Karst ranked among the top 10 in the league in assists.
Keck came to Ohio after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at DePaul University and she was a volunteer assistant on the 2005 Northwestern coaching staff that guided NU to the second round of the NCAA Championship. Ohio head volleyball coach Ryan Theis was an assistant and the recruiting coordinator on the same staff.
Keck spent two years as Auburn's starting setter and team captain before transferring to Illinois-Chicago in 2002. Keck had an immediate impact with the Flames, as she was named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year in 2002. In 2004, Keck was named UIC Female Athlete of the Year and was awarded the NCAA Sportsmanship Award.