Emily Holte was named an assistant coach for the UNCG volleyball program in August of 2014.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to begin my coaching career at UNCG,” Holte said. “It’s exciting to have a chance to be a part of the staff and I can’t wait to get started.”
Holte is a recent graduate of Gardner-Webb University where she competed for the Bulldogs as an outside hitter from 2010-13.
"Even though Emily is just starting out of the gate in her coaching career, she came highly recommended to us as someone that has the attributes you look for in a young and up-and-coming coach,” Carlin remarked. “That assessment was definitely validated during the hiring process.
“She comes from an area of the country where the volleyball IQ is very high and she has been in thegym with great volleyball coaches and trainers. This has given her a great enthusiasm for pursuing a career in coaching while also having a realistic grasp on the expectations and responsibilities for a position like this. We are looking forward to working with her and helping her grow toward her potential as a young coach."
In 2013, her senior season, Holte served as a team captain and finished second on the squad in total kills and kills per set. She was also third in hitting percentage and blocks per set. Her .241 hitting mark is currently the eighth highest in a single season in program history. Holte’s 2012 campaign saw her lead GWU in aces and aces per set.
Holte owns camp coaching experience, working clinics in Boiling Springs, N.C. and also her native state of Minnesota. She also served as a reporting intern for the Foothills News Channel in Shelby, N.C. where she hosted the television show “Day Trippin’” and co-hosted “Cleveland County, Etc.”