Volleyball practice opens 2012 fall camp
Class ranked 30th by PrepVolleyball.com
Volleyball clinic is $90 and includes lunch
Contact Coach Dyer
Craig Dyer is in his fourth year at Marquette where he serves as offensive coordinator, working primarily with the setters. He also serves as camp and clinic coordinator beyond his day-to-day duties with the program.
Dyer helped the Golden Eagles to their most impressive season in the 37-year history of the program in 2011. Marquette notched a program-best 24-11 mark and its first NCAA Championship appearance, including a first round victory over No. 24 Western Kentucky.
The Boyertown, Pa., native has helped develop a pair of AVCA All-American setters for the Golden Eagles during his short three-year tenure.
Freshman Chelsea Heier earned BIG EAST Conference and AVCA Northeast Region Freshman of the Year honors in 2011 while helping the Golden Eagles to historic success. Heier ended the season seventh in NCAA Division I with 11.89 assists per set and ranks second all-time on MU's single-season assist list with 1,498 in 2011.
In his first two seasons, Dyer helped setter Nikki Klingsporn become one of the most decorated players in Marquette women's volleyball history, earning 2010 AVCA All-America honors and ranking fourth nationally in assists per set (12.10). Klingsporn went onto play professionally in Germany during the spring of 2011.
In 2010, MU earned a then-program-record 23 victories, which included a 14-match winning streak from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12. MU also made its second appearance in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Conference Women's Volleyball Championship and made its third in 2011.
Prior to Marquette, Dyer spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Penn State men's volleyball program and had 15 years of prior coaching experience.
While in State College, Dyer helped the Nittany Lions to the 2008 NCAA National Championship and served as the team's recruiting coordinator. Penn State compiled an overall record of 66-10 (87 percent) during his time in State College and only lost one conference match (29-1).
Also previously involved with USA Volleyball, Dyer served as an assistant coach for the United States Junior National Team in 2008, helping the squad qualify for the 2009 World Championship and to a third place finish at the NORCECA Championship in El Salvador. In 2007 he was a training coach with the Junior National Team and served as the head coach for the USA Boys Select A2 Camp at the Olympic Training Center.
Dyer also has prior experience with BIG EAST women's volleyball, having served as the interim head coach for Seton Hall from January to May of 2006. Before his stint as the interim head coach with the Pirates, Dyer served for two years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. In that capacity he was responsible for scouting, organizing and running practices, setting up travel arrangements, assisting with the budget and scheduling.
Dyer also served as the interim head coach at Rutgers for seven games after being an assistant for two years with the Scarlet Knights. During his time at Seton Hall and Rutgers, Dyer coached three All-BIG EAST selections and since 2002 has recruited or coached a member of each All-BIG EAST squad.
Dyer, a native of Boyertown, Pa., is a 1995 graduate of Susquehanna (Pa.) University with a bachelor's degree in music education. Dyer is married to the former Jennifer Armson of Portage, Wis., and the two have a son, Liam
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