TCU appoints new volleyball coach

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    TCU has chosen a familiar face to lead its volleyball program in 2015.

    Jill Kramer, a former Horned Frog volleyball player, will return to Fort Worth to become the third head volleyball coach in program history.

    Kramer has served as the head coach at West Virginia for the past five years.

    “Jill is simply a perfect fit for us,” said TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte. “With Jill’s leadership, the future is bright for TCU volleyball.”

    Kramer was the first scholarship volleyball student-athlete in TCU history, serving as a team captain during the first four years of TCU NCAA volleyball from 1996-1999.

    She still holds the school records in kills, kills per set and total attacks.

    “Jill is a big part of our volleyball history,” Del Conte said. “From being a student-athlete in the inaugural season of our program and later a member of our first volleyball graduating class, Jill is a true Horned Frog who bleeds purple.”

    Kramer said the move is a perfect homecoming for her, and she has a very clear vision for the growth of the program.

    “When I graduated from TCU 14 years ago, I don’t think I could’ve have written this script any better,” Kramer said. “The growth that TCU has experienced since my time on campus is tremendous and it’s been fun to watch all of the progress from a distance.”

    The former Frog oversaw West Virginia’s transition to the Big 12 in the same year that TCU joined the conference.

    She becomes the Director of Volleyball, and will oversee Indoor and Sand Volleyball at her alma mater, a position she said she “just couldn’t pass up” in a WVU release.