The Scorpion’s sting

July 15, 2013

Taryn Haas, who served as assistant volleyball coach at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2010, has been named the Battling Bishops’ head volleyball coach, it was announced by athletics director Roger Ingles.

“I enjoyed working with the players last year, and getting to know the student-athletes and the staff,” Haas said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to improve upon where we left off last year.”

Before coming to Ohio Wesleyan, Haas served as head girls volleyball coach at Jonathan Alder High School for two seasons. She was head girls volleyball coach at Mount Gilead High School during the 2007-08 academic year, and began her coaching career as the head coach for the Charleston (W.Va.) 14 club team in 2006.

“Taryn brings an energy and excarticleent which we think will lead toward a resurgence in the program,” Ingles said. “She has been a head coach at the high school level and an assistant coach at the collegiate level, and with her outstanding playing experience, we think she is the right fit at the right time for Ohio Wesleyan.”

Haas is a 2007 graduate of West Virginia State University, where she played volleyball for four years. She was named West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2005 and was selected as the WVIAC tournament Most Valuable Player in 2006, helping the Yellow Jackets win the tournament championship and claim an NCAA playoff berth.

Haas graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average and is working on a master’s degree in educational administration at The Ohio State University.