With the departure of volleyball coach Mike Johnson for the greener courts of Notre Dame, Athletic Director Greg Christopher announced that associate head coach Christy Pfeffenberger would take his place as the new head coach.
“It became clear during our search process that the best choice for a new leader for our volleyball program was already here,” Christopher says. Pfeffenberger has been with the team twice before already, first from 2008-2010 and most recently since March 2014 following a three-year stint as an assistant at—you guessed it—Notre Dame. All told, she has 10 years of Division I coaching experience including at University of Dayton and Youngstown State. She played at Dayton from 2000-2004 where she was Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 2004. “I`m excited for my first head coaching opportunity to be here at Xavier,” she says. “I truly believe in the mission and values of the University.”