Chattanooga head volleyball coach Travis Filar announced his decision to promote Taylor Wittmer to a full-time assistant coaching position, after spending last season — her first with the Lady Mocs — assisting in travel, video and film breakdown.
“Taylor was such a large part of last year’s team,” Filar said. “She worked hard for us last season and she is ready to take on more responsibilities in a larger role this season. It it nice to bring her on full-time and be able to reward her for her dedication to the team.”
Wittmer’s duties will now include recruiting, assisting as a camp director and acting as an academic liaison in addition to her responsibilities last season.
“This is an amazing opportunity,” said Wittmer, who played volleyball at the University of Indiana. “I am blessed to be a part of such a great program. I am excited about the growth of their team, and I am looking forward to helping the Mocs become a championship team.”
While with the Hoosiers, Wittmer helped lead her team to the program’s first NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2010 as a middle blocker and right-side hitter. She was also honored with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award during the 2010 season.
“In the short time she has been here, she has had a lasting impact on the culture of the team and in the lives of our student-athletes,” Filar said. “She understands what it takes to build a program, and she is a role model for leadership and competitiveness.”
Wittmer is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Research Psychology at UTC.