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Diane Seymour
Diane Seymour

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
10th year

Alma Mater:
UT Arlington, 1989


12/04/2013

VB: Mavs ink three newcomers for 2014

Qiana Canete, Ashlynn Ford and Zhanelle Geathers will join the Mavericks in the 2014 season.

11/27/2013

VB: Mavs end fantastic first season in Sun Belt

UT Arlington says goodbye to seniors Megan Casey, Shelby Dickson and Charmaine Whitmore.

11/21/2013

VB: Mavs sweep Jags in first round of SBC tourney

UT Arlington will face tournament host Troy on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

11/20/2013

VB: Whitmore and Gross named to All-SBC teams

Charmaine Whitmore was named to the SBC First Team and Taylor Gross was named to the SBC Second Team.

11/19/2013

VB: Mavs to SBC Tourney with Whitmore as national leader

UT Arlington volleyball will enter the SBC Championship tournament as the fourth seed.

Diane Seymour has been the head coach of the UT Arlington volleyball program since 2004 and is entering her tenth season as the Maverick head coach with a 131-145 overall record. Seymour is no stranger to the program after coming to UT Arlington in 1984 as a student-athlete and later spending eight years (1996-2003) as the assistant coach.

Overall, Seymour has had ties to the UTA program that stretch back nearly three decades, helping lead it to more than 400 victories, seven Southland Conference championships, six NCAA Tournament appearances, and to a No. 7 national ranking at the end of the 1988 season.

Seymour has directed UT Arlington to four double-digit winning seasons in SLC play. She notched her 100th career victory in 2010 in a five-set match at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9/25/10).

Seymour returned to her alma mater in 1996 as an assistant coach on Janine Smith's staff. In her eight years as an assistant, the team captured two regular season championships, two SLC Tournament titles and made two trips to the NCAA Tournament while never finishing lower than fourth in the conference.

After a successful year as the program's former interim coach in 2004, director of athletics Pete Carlon named Seymour the sixth head coach in UT Arlington history on Nov. 22, 2004.

As a student-athlete, Seymour came to UT Arlington in 1984, but missed all of the season after undergoing knee surgery. She worked her way into the lineup in 1985 and contributed 18 kills, 24 digs, and 12 service aces in 24 matches as the team went 28-4 to make the school's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Seymour captained the 1988 squad to 30-4 record and a No. 7 ranking in the final AVCA poll. The team earned tournament wins over Pepperdine and Kentucky before being eliminated by eventual national champion Texas. Seymour finished her playing career with 48 kills, 95 service aces and 433 digs in 119 matches and 313 sets. Including her redshirt season, the Mavs went 140-41 during her playing tenure.

Seymour came to Arlington after earning all-state honors at Arlington High School in 1983. She began her career at Arlington Bowie High School, playing for her college coach Lisa Love. Seymour earned a bachelor's degree from UT Arlington in 1989. After her playing career ended, Seymour worked closely with several of the top club teams in Texas and is currently the director of the North Dallas Junior Volleyball Association.

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