Oct. 17, 2011
ARLINGTON, Tex. - UT Arlington head volleyball coach Diane Seymour has returned to her full-time duties following a medical leave, UTA athletics director Pete Carlon announced Monday.
Seymour took a medical leave of absence on Sept. 16. She resumed her duties as head coach Saturday when UT Arlington played Stephen F. Austin.
"We are thankful that Coach Seymour has been given the green light to work back into full-time active status," Carlon said. "She and we at UT Arlington are going to take every precaution as she resumes her active duties and responsibilities. We want to be assured that her health is our top priority as she returns to full-time coaching."
"This is probably quicker than people expected, but I felt good enough after being in the gym for a couple of weeks during practice that I could get back on the sideline and offer some help," Seymour said. "As far as the coaching goes, Erin (Clute) will still do a lot of the up-and-down, cheering-type coaching stuff. I am not quite there yet. But I am definitely glad to be back. I think I can offer some assistance and we will see if we can get this thing back on the right track for the last eight matches here."
Erin Clute filled in as acting head coach while Seymour was out. The Mavericks went 5-5 during that time.