Volleyball Names Morgan Salow Assistant Coach 04-01-2014

GREENSBORO, N.C.Morgan Salow has been named an assistant coach for the UNCG volleyball team, first-year head coach Corey Carlin announced Tuesday.

Salow, a standout player at Wisconsin from 2005-08, comes to Greensboro after serving as an assistant coach at Jacksonville State the last three seasons.  

"Morgan stood out from an outstanding pool of candidates that applied for our first assistant position,” Carlin said. “She has competed at the highest level collegiately in the Big Ten and has also coached at the mid-major Division I level, so she brings a unique perspective to the position and understands the approach we'll need to have for lasting success at UNCG.

It was evident very early in the interview process that we shared common philosophies in training, recruiting and building team culture. That comfort level, along with her organizational skills and experience in administrative duties, meant we would be able to establish a good working relationship very quickly, which was important”

I am excited to join the UNCG volleyball staff and would like to thank Corey Carlin and Stacy Kosciak for this great opportunity,” Salow remarked. “I am looking forward to working with Corey and learning a lot from his experience as a Division 1 coach at several different levels. UNCG volleyball has a great fan base and the university has a huge administrative support system. I look forward to embracing "The Spartan Way!"

Before her time at Jacksonville State, Salow put in a three-year stint with the Capital Volleyball Academy as head coach of the Capital 15 Navy club. She guided the team to a top-five finish in the AAU National Championships and a first-place finish in the Badger Region. Salow also spent one season as the head coach of the Capital 17 Elite squad and under her guidance, the 17 Elite squad landed a top-15 finish at the AAU National Championships as well as a third-place finish at the Junior Volleyball Directors Association National Championships. She also contributed two seasons as an assistant coach within the Academy.

Salow has worked as a coach and counselor at several collegiate camps, including those at Wisconsin, Georgia, Marquette and UNC Wilmington.

“Throughout our interactions, it was evident that Morgan is a great communicator and has a passion for building relationships with players,” Carlin remarked. “Both attributes are essential for the primary recruiter of any program and I believe Morgan will do an excellent job for us in that role.”

During her playing career with the Badgers, Salow played on three NCAA Tournament teams. She made an immediate impact as a freshman in 2005 and guided UW to the Elite Eight. As a sophomore in 2006, Salow helped the Badgers to the Sweet 16 and then, in 2007, her junior season saw them host a regional after being ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation. Her first three seasons in Madison saw the Badgers win 26 matches in each campaign and post a combined 48-12 record in Big Ten play.

“I feel we hit a homerun bringing Morgan on board,” Carlin said. “She will be a major contributor to the success of our program."

Salow received her bachelor's degree from Wisconsin in 2010, where she majored in community leadership and family, consumer and community education. She is a graduate of West Delaware High School in Manchester, Iowa, where she was an all-state volleyball player and set the Hawks’ single-season records for kills and aces.



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