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Penn State/Lancaster, PA
Penn State/Manhattan Beach, CA
Penn State/Ambridge, PA
St. Francis/Conneautville, PA
Penn State/Ellicott City, MD
Penn State/Greensburg, PA
Penn State/Reading PA
Penn State/Mission Viejo, CA
Head Coach: Jay Hosack (3rd Year) Assistant Coach: Pete Madia (3rd Year) Assistant Coach: Shawn Ganter (1st Year) General Manager: Dan Mickle (3rd Year) KRVA Commissioner: Michelle Carlton
Jay Hosack joined the Penn State staff for the 2010 season after having served as an assistant coach for the women's volleyball program at UC Irvine in 2008-09. Hosack served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's Volleyball U21 Junior National team, where he guided the team to a gold medal at the NORCECA Championship, earning a bid to the 2013 World Championships. The summer following the 2013 season, he helped the team to an 11th-place finish at the 2013 FIVB U21 World Championships in Turkey.
Prior to that, Hosack traveled to Japan during the 2010 World Championships to assist the Women's National Team with scouting opponents and served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2011 Pan Am Games where the team earned a silver medal. From 2005-08, Hosack served as the associate head coach for both the men's and women's volleyball teams at Irvine Valley College. While at IVC, Hosack helped guide the Lasers men's team to Orange Empire Conference titles in 2005 and 2007 and back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008. Hosack earned conference Co-Coach of the Year honors in 2007 and coached the women's program to a conference crown that same year. Hosack also made a mark in the classroom at IVC, teaching Physical Education volleyball courses.
Between 2006-08, Hosack began his tenure as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men's National team. His responsibilities included creating effective practice plans, handling team data and assisting with player development in preparation for the 2008 Olympic games. He helped guide the U.S. men to a gold medal in Beijing and the 2008 World League Championship.
Hosack also has tremendous experience at the club level and with numerous camps and clinics. He served as head coach of the Orange Coast Volleyball Club 18-1's, the Riptides Orange County Club and the Team Santa Cruz Club. He served as the director for the IVC summer camps, the Aldusal Coaching Clinics in El Salvador and the UC Santa Cruz High Performance Camps among many others. Hosack also directs several USA high performance camps at various locations throughout the country. Watch for more information to come!