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Carlin named new APSU volleyball coach

Corey Carlin, who has served as APSUs assistant volleyball coach the past three years, has been named the programs new head coach.

He replaces Cheryl Holt, who resigned in late April after 23 years as head coach. Carlin, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., becomes the programs fourth head coach.
Corey Carlin, who has served as APSU's assistant volleyball coach the past three years, has been named the program's new head coach.

He replaces Cheryl Holt, who resigned in late April after 23 years as head coach. Carlin, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., becomes the program's fourth head coach.

“I am really excited about Corey being the head coach,” said Holt, APSU's assistant athletics director who headed the search. “I think he is just a terrific hire. To be honest, I think Corey is one of the best-kept secrets in this region because of his experience, work ethic and knowledge of the game.”

Prior to joining the Lady Govs coaching staff, Carlin was an assistant at the University of Evansville. The Purple Aces finished the 2000 season with a 19-15 mark and a fourth-place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 10-8 record. While with the Purple Aces, Carlin was responsible for all aspects of recruiting, opponent scouting and match-day preparation.

Carlin moved to Evansville after a two-year stint as the assistant coach at Tarleton State — a NCAA Division II school in Stephenville, Texas. During his stint, the TexAnns compiled a 30-32 record, including a 17-13 mark in 1999. While there, he also completed his master's degree in physical education; his bachelor's degree is from Ball State (1998).

Prior to his stint at Tarleton State, Carlin coached the men's club volleyball team at Ball State to a 22-9 record in 1997. He also was the head girl's varsity coach at Randolph Southern High School, leading that team to its best record in six years and producing the school's first all-conference selection.
—Brad Kirtley