Craig Dyer Joins MU Volleyball Staff
March 6, 2009
"Craig adds a tremendous wealth of talent and experience to our program." Shymasnsky said. "He has shown success in his career and has a great understanding of Big East competition. Craig will be an invaluable addition to our offensive strategies and our recruiting efforts in Wisconsin. He is extremely likeable and has a creativity in his coaching approach. We are thrilled about him joining our staff."
Dyer comes to Marquette after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Penn State men's volleyball program. While in State College, Dyer helped the Nittany Lions to the 2008 NCAA National Championship and served as the team's recruiting coordinator.
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.
Dyer, a native of Boyertown, Pa., is a 1995 graduate of Susquehanna University with a bachelor's degree in music education.