VB: Mavs hire Jason Bibler as assistant coach
June 3, 2013
By Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com
“We are excited to have Jason join our staff,” Seymour said. “He has the experience we were looking for and is a coach and person with high moral standards.”
Bibler spent three years as the assistant volleyball coach at Abilene Christian, and helped guide the Wildcats to two consecutive NCAA postseason appearances in 2010 and 2011 following a three-year absence. Prior to his time at ACU, Bibler was a graduate assistant coach at Angelo State for two seasons. Bibler received a master’s degree in student development and leadership in higher education from Angelo State in 2010.
Prior to Angelo State, Bibler was a three-year head coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. As the Air Academy head coach, Bibler attained an overall record of 32-31 while qualifying for the postseason every year. Bibler also served at the head coach at Colorado Juniors Volleyball Club and his 2008 18s team qualified for the Junior Olympic Championships.
Bibler earned a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy in 2006 from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He and his wife Sara have one son, Keagan and one daughter, Eleanor.
Within the Maverick volleyball program, Bibler will have a hand in team training, specifically with the outside hitters, and with recruiting.
“We are looking forward to him playing a pivotal role in the development of our outside hitters, as well as all aspects of training within our program,” Seymour said. “He will also play a major role in our recruiting efforts. Jason is a very good recruiter who is familiar with the talent in Texas and also has ties outside of the state.”
Bibler will see his first action as the assistant volleyball coach at the UTA Hilton Invitational tournament to take place Aug. 30-31 at College Park Center. The Mavericks will face a familiar foe for Bibler in Abilene Christian to kick off the tournament Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.