LEBANON, Tenn.- After having spent the previous four seasons with the Phoenix as an assistant, beginning today Hannah Vadakin steps into her new role as the next head coach for Cumberland University women’s volleyball.
Vadakin has served as the assistant coach at Cumberland for the past four seasons. In 2018, she was selected as the AVCA Southern Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Vadakin has also served as the recruiting coordinator the past four years, a role that she wants to continue in during the transition.
“I am excited about what we are going to continue to do next year.” Vadakin said. “We have a good group of athletes here.”
“We graduate seven players, but our core group is still strong. We brought in a pretty good freshman class this past year who were able to learn under the seniors. We are strong in our junior class with a bunch of returners who have seen a lot of court time. I am excited about some of the incoming freshman and I think can make some differences for us.”
After making the hiring public, Director of Athletics Ron Pavan had this to say, “I am happy to announce that Hannah Vadakin will be our new Head Women's Volleyball Coach. Hannah has great skills in teaching the game, recruiting and understanding the Cumberland University culture. I believe this will be a smooth transition to help our current and new players stay competitive.”
Excited about the new role and the opportunities that await, Vadakin added, “I am absolutely honored that they even considered me for the position. I love the culture here at Cumberland, we have a lot of support across the board.”