Lauren Baufield enters her fourth season as an assistant coach for ETSU Volleyball.
As an assistant Baufield has coached 13 all-confernece athletes including two Player of the Year award winners (Briana Allmon, 2016 / Megan Devine, 2012). Baufield, who played for Devine from 2007-10, spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as ETSU's graduate assistant and was an assistant coach for the Bucs in 2013.
In 2016, Baufield was an intergral part of the Bucs clinching the Southern Conference regular season title for the first time since 1991 and recording an undefeated record at home (11-0). With Baufield on staff in 2016, ETSU recorded 17 three-set victories which ranks as second most in a single-season in program history.
As part of the coaching staff in 2012, Baufield saw ETSU win 23 matches and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history after the blue and godl won the Atlantic Sun Championship. A year later, the Bucs registered a program-best 16 conference wins en route to earning the A-Sun regular season title.
In one season at Eckerd College, Baufield saw three players receive all-conference honors, including freshman libero Kaitlyn Sibson, who recorded 468 digs, which ranked second-most in a single-season for the Tritons.
In Baufield's four-year playing career she registered 743 digs, 519 kills, 113 assits, 83 service aces and 76 blocks in 113 matches. Baufield registered six double-doubles in her career, while posting a career-high 18 kills on Nov.17, 2010 against Kennesaw State. In addition, Baufield recorded double figures in dibgs in 29 career matches, while compiling double digit kills 13 times.
In addition to her solid numbers, Baufield also earned the annual Buc Heart Award three straight times. The award, which is given annually at the ETSU Volleyball banquet, honors a member of the team that shows the most heart, passion and determination.
A three-time Atlantic Sun All-Academic honoree and three-time team captain, Baufield graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in sports management in the spring of 2011. In 2013, Baufield earned her master's degree in Sports Management from ETSU.