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HAMPTON, Va. – Karen Weatherington has been named the new head coach of the Hampton University volleyball program. She comes to Hampton from Kennesaw State, where she served in the same capacity for four years.Karen WeatheringtonWeatherington

In her four years at Kennesaw State, Weatherington compiled a record of 63-56 (.529), and she won a single-season school record 17 matches twice (2009, 2010). Kennesaw State’s .607 winning percentage in 2010 is the best in that program’s history.

The Owls made three straight Atlantic Sun Tournament appearances under Weatherington.

This past season, Weatherington led Kennesaw State to a 16-17 record – after the Owls went 13-16 in 2011, advancing to the conference tournament after going 8-5 in league play.

The Owls’ best season under Weatherington came in 2010, when Kennesaw State went 17-11 overall and 9-1 in the Atlantic Sun. Weatherington was named the A-Sun Coach of the Year, and she oversaw Kennesaw State’s first-ever First Team All-A-Sun selection in Sabrita Gulley.

Prior to her stint at Kennesaw State, Weatherington spent six years on the staff at Butler, including the last four as associate head coach. Butler was 90-86 during her time, and Weatherington was primarily responsible for recruiting and working with the team’s middle blockers.

She takes over a Lady Pirates program that tied a program Div. I record with 19 wins last season, advancing to the semifinals of the MEAC Tournament for the second straight year. Hampton boasted two All-MEAC performers in 2012 – sophomore Krista Kraskura (Kuldiga, Latvia) and junior Bibiany Fonseca (Uberlandia, Brazil).


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