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Keeley comes to Columbia after having coached Division I volleyball for over 20 years.

On Wednesday, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Peter Pilling announced that Allison Keeley would take over as volleyball’s new coach.

Keeley, who was most recently an assistant coach and interim head coach at Boston College, will take the reigns after head coach Brie Katz left the position earlier this year.

Katz had coached at Columbia for 13 years and served as head coach for the past four seasons. In those four years, the Lions have seen mixed results, finishing as high as third place in the Ivy League and as low as seventh place last year.

After Katz resigned on Jan. 23, she stayed on to help facilitate the transition to the program’s new head coach.

Before coming to Columbia, Keeley held multiple head coaching positions, at schools such as Villanova, Nevada, and East Stroudsburg. She has coached for over 20 years, including at the NCAA Division I level, and played volleyball professionally after playing at Carleton College.

While volleyball is amid its offseason, it will resume action in the fall with Keeley at the helm.

leo.goldman@columbiaspectator.com | @CUSpecSports

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