Pitt Volleyball announced the addition assistant coach Alicia Roth to the coaching staff on Monday, thanks to the NCAA approving three full-time assistants that a program can have.
Roth played collegiate volleyball for Samford in Homewood, Ala. and served as a defensive specialist for four seasons from 2009-12. She played 90 matches in the program and helped them reach the NCAA Tournament in 2011. Following her playing career, she started worked as a graduate assistant for Campbell in Buies Creek, N.C. from 2013-14.
She then moved on to Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La., working for two seasons as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. Roth eventually served as head coach of Division III school Johnson and Wales in Denver, Colo. for three seasons from 2017 to 2019.
Roth then came back to the Division I level, spending two seasons from 2021-22 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Mercer in Macon, Ga. and then last season, serving as associate head coach/recruiting coordinator at Arkansas State.
“We’re really excited for Alicia to join us and complete our coaching staff for this season,” Pitt volleyball head coach Dan Fisher said in a statement following the hiring. “We have very high expectations of our players on and off the floor, and we have those same expectations of our coaching staff. With this hire, we think we have knocked it out of the park. She has tremendous energy and connects well with recruits and players and comes in with a ton of experience. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Pitt volleyball family and are excited for a great 2023 season.”
Roth joins associate head coach/recruiting coordinator Kellen Petrone, assistant coach Kamalani Akeo and Director of Operations Michael Fisher at Pitt.
Pitt volleyball starts play at the end of August, with their first game coming against BYU on Friday, Aug. 25 in Missoula, Mont.