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Lindsey Devine, now in her 10th season as the head coach of the ETSU volleyball program, has compiled 142 wins and directed the Buccaneers to seven postseason appearances. Overall, Devine ranks third all-time on the ETSU wins list and enters the 2012 season five victories shy of passing Emily Walker for second.
Under Devine’s watch, ETSU has had 12 players (16 selections) voted all-conference since joining the Atlantic Sun in 2005, while also coaching Kaena Apana to Libero of the Year honors in 2007 and Megan Devine to Freshman of the Year honors in 2010. Meanwhile, in the classroom, Devine’s clubs have been yearly recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award (3.30 cumulative GPA or higher) and have placed 47 players on the A-Sun All-Academic list (3.0 GPA or higher) during the past five seasons. Since 2009, the Bucs have placed 30 scholar-athletes on the list – the highest total during any three seasons in program history.
In 2011, Devine led the Blue and Gold to their sixth postseason appearance in seven seasons with the A-Sun, while guiding ETSU to the conference semifinals for its fifth consecutive time. The Bucs earned a thrilling five-set win over fourth-seeded Kennesaw State in the quarterfinals and Megan Devine was named to the all-tournament team. In addition to earning all-tournament team accolades, Devine was also one of three Buccaneer players to receive postseason honors as she was named First Team All-Atlantic Sun. Joining Devine with conference awards were Jamie Stancliff (Second Team) and Meredith Hardy (All-Freshman Team). Not only did the squad enjoy a solid season on the court, but the Bucs were also one of 103 Division I teams to receive the AVCA Team Academic award after generating GPA of 3.338, while six players earned a GPA of over 3.8.
The summer of 2012 was a memorable one of for Coach Devine as she was named an assistant coach for USA Volleyball. Devine, who coached alongside legendary former Ohio State head coach Jim Stone, took the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team to Pula, Croatia to compete in the 2012 European Challenge. Throughout the process, Devine made trips to Colorado Springs, Colo., to help assist with the tryouts at the Olympic Training Center, and the team also stopped in Italy for some tune-up matches prior to competing in the European Challenge.
The 2010 Buccaneer squad enjoyed one of their best seasons in program history, as ETSU finished with a 26-9 record and advanced to its first Atlantic Sun Championship final. The 26 wins in 2010 were the most wins for the program since the 1978 season. In addition to the team accomplishments, several individuals were recognized following the 2010 season. Megan Devine was named Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-Freshman Team, while Alysa Long (First-Team) and Whitney Cogburn (Second-Team) were named to the All-Conference Team. Long led the team and the conference in blocks and hitting percentage, while also earning a tryout for the U.S. National Team. The Bucs led the A-Sun and ranked 23rd nationally in blocks per set. During the summer of 2011, Devine served as the Continental Coach for the USA High Performance Championships in Tucson, Ariz.
The 2009 squad was one of just 94 schools in the country to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. Additionally, the Bucs earned more recognition by the AVCA as the 2010 recruiting class was named “Honorable Mention.” During the 2009 season, Devine earned her 100th career coaching victory in a win over North Florida on Nov. 6.
Devine led the Bucs to a fourth straight Atlantic Sun Tournament appearance in 2008, along with winning their first Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament match againstMercer. Devine saw freshman McKayla Barber excel in 2008 as she was named to the A-Sun All-Freshmen and Tournament teams.
Devine saw her first player reach the professional ranks in 2007 as former standout Crystal Palmer spent the year playing with AOK Osijek, Akademski (Academic) Odbojkaski (Women's Volleyball) Klub (Club) of Osijek in Croatia. Also in 2007, another of Devine's players, Kaena Apana, was named one of the top five liberos in the country by Collegiate Volleyball Update. Apana was seventh in the nation in digs, and broke four A-Sun records and three ETSU records. I
In 2006, the ETSU squad finished 25-7 overall, the most wins since 1991. This successful team set a new school record with a 17-match win streak en route to compiling a perfect 9-0 record in conference, while capturing the first A-Sun regular season title in school history. Seniors, Nani Emerson and Jennifer Sartor and juniors Kaena Apana and Callie Kiselich all earned All-Conference honors, while Desiree Dyck was placed on the All-Freshman Team.
Devine is USA Volleyball CAP 1 and Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory (IMPACT) certified, and has served as a court coach with the USA Volleyball High Performance for the last several years. Devine is also the head coach for Kingsport Volleyball Club 17. Since the founding of the club, Devine has raised the level of club volleyball in the state of Tennessee. Her club team has experienced many tournament victories. In 2008, the KVC team won the 17 club Southern Region Championship. Devine’s 2009 club team qualified for the Junior Olympics National Tournament that was held in Miami, Fla.
Devine is a graduate of York University in Toronto, where she earned bachelor of arts degrees in english and physical education in 1988, and a bachelor of science degree in education in 1990. Devine played outside hitter for York from 1984-1988, helping her team to four all-province titles, along with a bronze medal at the 1985 Canadian National Championships.
Devine began her coaching career with Durham Attack Volleyball Club, one of the top amateur programs in Ontario. She served as the assistant coach from 1997-99 for Durham Attack’s 17 Boys Elite Team, and helped coach back-to-back National Championships. She was named Coach of the Year following the 1999-2000 season.
Devine resides in Kingsport, Tenn., with her husband Carl and two children Megan and Owen.
ETSU Volleyball Timeline
Year Head Coach Record Pct.
1974 Lisa Fowler 25-8 .785
1975 Emily Walker 35-8 .814
1976 Emily Walker 22-14 .611
1977 Emily Walker 20-20 .500
1978 Emily Walker 32-15 .681
1979 Emily Walker 21-16 .568
1980 Emily Walker 16-18 .471
1981 Louise Stallworth 19-22 .463
1982 Louise Stallworth 22-29 .431
1983 Louise Stallworth 25-16 .610
1984 Louise Stallworth 17-17 .500
1985 Louise Stallworth 8-19 .296
1986 Louise Stallworth 18-19 .486
1987 Louise Stallworth 22-5 .815
1988 Kelly Andrews 15-10 .600
1989 Kelly Andrews 20-13 .606
1990 Kelly Andrews 23-11 .676
1991 Kelly Andrews 25-10 .714
1992 Kelly Andrews 21-13 .618
1993 Kelly Andrews 21-13 .618
1994 Kelly Andrews 13-19 .406
1995 Kelly Andrews 13-19 .406
1996 Kelly Andrews 11-22 .333
1997 Kelly Andrews 9-23 .281
1998 Kim Byrd 8-20 .286
1999 Kim Byrd 20-11 .645
2000 Kim Byrd 16-13 .552
2001 Deane Webb 20-6 .769
2002 Deane Webb 8-23 .258
2003 Lindsey Devine 9-22 .290
2004 Lindsey Devine 7-22 .241
2005 Lindsey Devine 18-14 .563
2006 Lindsey Devine 25-7 .781
2007 Lindsey Devine 19-13 .594
2008 Lindsey Devine 12-20 .375
2009 Lindsey Devine 11-18 .379
2010 Lindsey Devine 26-9 .743
2011 Lindsey Devine 15-16 .484
Totals 687-592 .537
ETSU Career Head Coaching Records
Name Years Record Pct.
Kelly Andrews 10 171-153 .528
Emily Walker 6 146-91 .616
Lindsey Devine 8 142-141 .502
Louise Stallworth 7 131-127 .508
Kim Byrd 3 44-43 .506
Deane Webb 2 28-29 .491
Lisa Fowler 1 25-8 .785