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Erin Clute has been the assistant volleyball coach at UT Arlington since 2000. Clute came to UT Arlington after serving as an assistant coach at Trinity Valley High School in Fort Worth in 1998-99.
During her coaching tenure at UT Arlington, Clute has mentored 30 Southland All-Conference performers, including eight first team selections. Most recently in 2010, Amanda Aguilera (first team), Alicia Shaffer (second team) and Bianca Sauls (second team) were all honored by the league. In 2009, Tara Frantz (first team), Emily Shearin (second team) and Bianca Sauls (honorable mention) all received recognition. The previous year, Amanda Aguilera became the sixth UT Arlington freshman to earn first team All-Southland Conference honors and the first since 1990.
Other top performers Clute has coached at UT Arlington include Olaya Pazo (SLC Player of the Year, 2002), Carol Bozikis (SLC Newcomer of the Year, 2001) and Caley Smith (SLC Freshman of the Year, 2001). Clute has coached 31 Southland Conference Player of the Week selections and nine SLC All-Tournament team picks.
In her several successful seasons as an assistant with the Mavericks, UT Arlington has won 202 matches, a SLC regular season crown (2001), two Southland Conference Tournament championships (2001, 2002) and made two appearances at the NCAA Tournament (2001, 2002).
A member of TCU's first volleyball team in 1996, Clute finished her freshman campaign with 245 kills on 673 attacks for a .211 hitting percentage. She also tallied 54 total blocks.
In a match against the Mavericks in Texas Hall, Clute posted eight kills in 18 attempts (.333 attack percentage) in the 1996 UTA/Jason's Deli Invitational. She played her high school career at Waxahachie High School where she was a two-time team Most Valuable Player and first team all-district selection. In addition, Clute was named the District 15-4A Hitter of the Year in 1995.
Clute has coached club volleyball for 12 years and has coached for the North Dallas Junior Volleyball Association for the past 10 years. Her club coaching experience includes guiding eight teams to the Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships.
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