IU EAST INTRODUCES NEW VOLLEYBALL COACH
March 14, 2013Eastern Indiana Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. - Adam Stevenson has been named head volleyball coach and assistant
athletic director at Indiana University East, the school announced March 14.
Stevenson will oversee the Red Wolves volleyball program and also will manage the
advertising and marketing of all IU East athletic programs.
"I am excited to be at Indiana University East and such a prestigious program that
has always been very strong in its conference as well as nationally," Stevenson
said. "The program has excelled off the court in the classroom and in the community
as well, and that is another appealing part of the Red Wolves tradition."
Stevenson most recently was the head coach at Saint Catharine College, an NAIA
school near Springfield, Ky. Stevenson was 2011 Coach of the Year in the Mid-South
Conference - a conference that includes 2012 NAIA Volleyball National Championship
final site qualifiers Georgetown College and Lindsey Wilson College. Stevenson's
2011 Saint Catharine team went 26-10 - a 20-win improvement - and set school records
for most wins, most home victories, most conference wins and best winning percentage
for any female sport in St. Catharine history.
Stevenson previously was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Olivet Nazarene
University. Olivet Nazarene was 36-10 and advanced to the NAIA Volleyball National
Championship final site during Stevenson's season with the Tigers.
"Adam has a ton of energy and is committed to building on the success Charlie and
Londa (Brown, IU East's coaches during the program's first six NAIA seasons) created
with the volleyball program," said IU East athletic director Mark Hester.
"From a marketing standpoint, what this position could mean to our department is
huge, and Adam's energy, passion and drive to succeed are tangible and will be a
great fit in our department."
Stevenson is a native of Ottawa, Ill. He and his wife, Carol, have two children -
Addison, 3, and Cooper, 1.
"When my family and I drove to the Richmond community for the first time, it felt
like home," Stevenson said. "I look forward to having our program continue to work
within the community, and we look forward to the community continuing its support of
our athletic programs."
Stevenson is the second coach in IU East's NAIA volleyball history. IU East's first
NAIA coaches, Charlie and Londa Brown, stepped down in January after compiling a
186-51 record in six NAIA seasons.
IU East is an NAIA program. The Red Wolves have advanced to the NAIA Volleyball
National Championship in each of the last four seasons. IU East is one of five
schools in the NAIA with 30 wins in each of the past four seasons. The Red Wolves
are second in the NAIA with 150 wins over the past four years.
"Future recruits should continue to be excited to be a part of our program,"
Stevenson said. "I think we have a great mix of returning players and another
powerful incoming recruiting class."