PEORIA, Ill. - Lindsay Allman, a star player at the University of Maine who began her coaching career at Southern Miss, has been named an assistant volleyball coach at Bradley University, according to an announcement today by Braves head coach Jenny Maurer.
"Lindsay will be a welcome addition to the Bradley Volleyball family as our program continues to raise its level of competitiveness in the Missouri Valley Conference and on the national stage," said Maurer. "As a player, Lindsay was a feisty competitor, a trait that has already begun to serve her well on the recruiting front.
"Having grown up a coach's kid, Lindsay also developed a keen understanding of the game that has translated into her ability to teach and develop athletes of all levels," Maurer added. "Her coaches and mentors, which include former Olympian Ricci Luyties and Louisville head coach Anne Kordes, spoke very highly of Lindsay in this regard, referring to the level of respect she had from both coaches and athletes alike. We have high expectations for our program and believe Lindsay fits the quality of person that will continue helping us move in a positive direction."
Allman had been a member of the Southern Miss staff the last three seasons, helping the Golden Eagles to the 2009 Conference USA regular-season championship and a 63-32 (.663) overall record during her three years in Hattiesburg. In two seasons as a graduate assistant and one year as a full-time assistant, Allman's on-court responsibilities included team serve, serve receive, passing, ball control and outside hitters. She also was responsible for video, scouting, travel, recruiting and fundraising last season after assisting those areas as a graduate assistant the two previous seasons.
Allman is a native of St. Louis, graduating from Rockwood Summit High School. An all-district honoree as a high school player, Allman continued her career at the University of Maine, where she racked up more than 1,000 career kills and digs as a four-year starter. She was Maine's team captain in 2008, when she went on to earn first-team All-America East Conference honors, and was named to the America East Honor Roll in 2007 and 2008 in recognition of her success in the classroom.
Allman graduated from Maine in 2009 with her bachelor's degree in mass communication and minors in public relations and child development. She went on to earn her master's degree in social work from Southern Miss in 2011.