Stanford's Hambly completes women's volleyball coaching staff

Corlett will also return in her role as associate head coach

Erin Lindsey, former Illinois assistant and Dartmouth coach, has been named assistant coach for the Stanford women's volleyball program, as announced Wednesday by coach Kevin Hambly.

In addition to retaining associate head coach Denise Corlett and director of operations Amy Brown, the hiring of Lindsey completes Hambly's staff.

Erin Lindsey/Illinois Athletics
Lindsey spent the 2016 season as an assistant coach for the Fighting Illini under Hambly, where she served as the recruiting coordinator and oversaw the setters and the offense. Prior to her time in Champaign, she spent five seasons as the head coach at Dartmouth College.

"I have so much respect for Erin and what she did at Dartmouth as well as coming to Illinois with me," explained Hambly. "We work great together and to continue that relationship here, we are going to grow and get stronger, and really do a nice job with the offense and the setting."

During her time at Dartmouth, Lindsey mentored 10 All-Ivy League players, four Ivy League All-Academic selections, and two CoSIDA Academic All-District student-athletes.

Along with the individual accolades, her team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for four consecutive seasons.

Lindsey has also spent time as an assistant coach at her alma mater, University of North Carolina, where she helped develop three AVCA Al-Americans, five all-region picks, and seven All-ACC players.

Corlett has been a fixture on the Stanford staff for 28 seasons, helping lead the Cardinal to all seven of its national championships. A two-time AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year, Corlett has been a part of 781 wins with the Cardinal during her time on The Farm.

"Keeping Denise was a no-brainer," said Hambly. "I have known Denise for a long time and she is one of the best in the business in recruiting. She has incredible knowledge of Stanford and all of the inner workings of it, and I am excited that she will remain on staff. I think it is huge for us moving forward."

Corlett has helped guide Stanford to 15 conference championships, 14 Final Fours and 11 appearances in the national championship match. She has mentored 33 Stanford players to 78 AVCA All-America awards.

Brown has spent seven seasons as the director of volleyball operations for the Cardinal. A Stanford grad, she has had a hand in marketing and fan experience, community outreach, accounting and travel in her role.

"Amy, like Denise, has a great knowledge of this university. She has spent her whole life here," said Hambly. "Her role is going to change to more of a volleyball role and that will be exciting for all of us. We can put our staff together and I think it will be a very good collective group that will be able to accomplish and live up to the expectations Stanford has."

— Stanford Athletics


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