PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania’s Kenneth L. Gross Head Coach of Volleyball, Kerry Carr, has announced the addition of Scott Schweihofer to her staff as an assistant coach.
Schweihofer joins the Quakers staff after two years at George Mason University, where he was the Patriots’ top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Last year, Schweihofer helped lead Mason to its best single-season win total since 2010. He is making the move to Philadelphia ahead of his impending marriage at the end of July to Caitlin Rimgaila, the head volleyball coach at La Salle University.
“I am excited that Scott is joining our staff,” said Carr. “He stood out among all the national candidates, and he will immediately hit the ground running with his recruiting, scouting and technical coaching experience. I have been able to witness first-hand his recruiting these past two years, as well as his knowledge and enthusiasm of the game when we played George Mason last year. I know our student-athletes are looking forward to working with our whole team of experienced coaches this upcoming season.”
Prior to his stint at Mason, Schweihofer spent two years as an assistant indoor and sand volleyball coach at Mercer University, where he helped the Bears reach their first Atlantic Sun Conference tournament in four years. Prior to joining Mercer, Schweihofer worked at the College of Charleston helping the Cougars to win a Southern Conference regular-season championship and a spot in the Southern Conference Tournament final.
Schweihofer also has made stops as a student assistant at Michigan State -- helping the Spartans to the NCAA Championship Round of 16 in 2007 -- and assistant at Presbyterian College. He has helped coach seven all-conference performers as well as three Freshman of the Year recipients and two All-Freshman team honorees.
As a player, Schweihofer was an outside hitter at Limestone College, serving as team captain and earning team MVP during his two years there. He was Limestone’s first all-conference player and is still the Saints’ all-time leader in aces, kills and kill attempts.