Volleyball: Wade Joins Volleyball Staff


By Abby Norman for WVUsports.com
January 17, 2012 01:28 PM
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – West Virginia University volleyball coach Jill Kramer has announced the addition of Ted Wade as assistant coach on the volleyball staff.

“Ted has a great volleyball mind and has coached at every level –club, college and our USA programs from the youngest select age to our National Team,” Kramer says. “Our players and our staff will benefit tremendously from his knowledge. Ted has also worked diligently in recruiting as he and I worked together at Virginia bringing in two nationally ranked recruiting classes at No. 15 and No. 9.”

Wade comes to Morgantown after spending the last four seasons at Virginia as an assistant coach. His responsibilities with the Cavaliers included team training, recruiting, organizing travel, maintaining the budget, running the UVa summer volleyball camps and working with the defense and middle blockers.

While at Virginia, Wade saw Simone Asque and McKenzie Adams selected to the all-ACC freshman team and Asque named to the all-ACC first team. Wade coached Adams, who earned two ACC Freshman of the Week honors and garnered ACC Freshman of the Year, AVCA East Region Freshman of the Year and VaSID all-state Player of the Year recognitions.

In his time with the Cavaliers, Wade mentored five student-athletes to the all-ACC academic team and nine student-athletes to the all-ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Wade came to Virginia from the Junior Volleyball Association of Austin, where he was the associate director and also a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Texas.

Wade also has been an assistant coach with the USA Youth and Junior National Teams for over six years, where he has posted an 18-5 overall record. For five summers, he has been an assistant for 30 international matches at two NORCECA Championships and two Under-18 World Championships.

As an assistant coach on the 2006 U.S. Women's Junior National Team, Wade saw the team win gold at the NORCECA Under-20 Championships in Monterrey, Mexico, and then take fourth at the World Championships in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand. His 2004 squad won the gold medal at the NORCECA Under-18 Championships in Puerto Rico, before finishing fourth at World Championships in Macau, China. He also was a part of the 2003 Under-18 team that took fourth at the World Championships in Pila, Poland.

His responsibilities as an assistant coach included developing and implementing training programs, in addition to running drills, evaluating team talent and roster selections and managing team travel. He scouted opponents, kept statistics and taped practices.

As a CAP Level II certified coach, Wade has served on the USA Junior Olympic Championships computer staff for nine years. He also has been a member of USAV High Performance Tryouts since 1998. Each December from 2002-06, Wade coached at the USAV High Performance Holiday Camp. He also was selected as a two-time guest coach with the Senior National Team, under head coach Toshi Yoshida.

In his time with the Longhorns, he saw the team win the 1997 Big 12 Championship and share the 2007 title with Nebraska, in addition to reaching the NCAA Regional Finals both years. He also was a two-year head coach of the Texas men's club volleyball team, leading the squad to a fifth-place finish at nationals in 1995.

Wade also has been a member of the Austin Junior Volleyball Board of Directors since 1994.

“I would like to thank Coach Kramer for the opportunity to join her staff,” Wade says. “I am really excited about joining the WVU volleyball family and getting the chance to work with Jill again. I know that she is building a great program, and I'm looking forward to assisting in her vision for the team.”

“Ted will be involved in all facets of our program at WVU,” Kramer says. “I’ve known him since I was in the eighth grade and have a lot of respect for his work ethic, his character and his professionalism. I can’t think of a better fit for this program at this stage of our growth. WVU volleyball has a very bright future ahead of it.”



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