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MEET THE COACHES

UNCW VOLLEYBALL COACHES

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Dottie Hampton

VOLLEYBALL CAMP DIRECTOR
Head Indoor & Beach Coach

David Fischer

BEACH VOLLEYBALL CAMP DIRECTOR 

CAMP CO-DIRECTOR

Assoc. Head Coach Indoor and Beach

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Jeff Yasalonis

CAMP CO-DIRECTOR
Assistant Coach

The Seahawk Summer Volleyball Camp staff is comprised of head and assistant college coaches, along with some of the top high school and club volleyball coaches in the region, and NCAA college athletes.

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Head Coach

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Dottie Hampton

HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH

INDOOR/BEACH AT UNCW

20 YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE

Fourth Season at UNCW

DOTTIE HAMPTON

UNCW Head Coach, Indoor and Beach Volleyball, 4th Season

Coach Hampton brings a wealth of volleyball expertise to UNCW. She has coached in numerous top conferences throughout the USA, and has competed internationally after being a two-sport athlete at Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne (IPFW).

UNCW will be Hampton’s third head coaching position following tenures at Niagara (2012) and South Carolina (2017-interim). She has served as an assistant coach on the staff at Coastal Carolina the last two seasons.  Prior to joining the Coastal Carolina program, Hampton served as an assistant at South Carolina from 2014-17, finishing the 2017 season as interim head coach. In Hampton’s four seasons in Columbia, 

Hampton served as an assistant coach at five schools. She served on the staffs at Indiana (2005-06), former CAA rival George Mason (2007-10), Pittsburgh (2011) and Butler (2013). In 2009, she helped George Mason post a 23-9 record, capture the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship secure and NCAA berth.

BEACH CAMP DIRECTOR, CAMP CO-DIRECTOR

DAVID FISCHER

ASSOCIATE HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH INDOOR/BEACH AT UNCW

DAVID FISCHER

David Fischer enters his sixth season with the Seahawk Volleyball program after being elevated to Associate Head Coach in 2017. He has led the beach volleyball training since the program's founding in 2016, and he helped UNCW Indoor Volleyball capture it's first CAA Championship.

The UNCW Beach Volleyball Team competes in the CCSA along with several of the top teams in the country, including Florida State and LSU. The pairing of Nicole Lott and Maddy Kline was selected to compete at the Bridgestone USA Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Lott and Kline went 2-2 during the tournament, defeating Long Beach State to finish top 16 in the USA.

As a beach volleyball player, Fischer competed on the AVP for 13 years, represented USA in the Pan Am Games, and has competed internationally in Eastern and Western Europe, South America, and New Zealand. Fischer competed indoors for Stanford University and twice finished ranked #2 in the country. 

ASSISTANT COACH

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JEFF YASALONIS

ASSISTANT COACH

INDOOR AT UNCW

JEFF YASALONIS

Jeff Yasalonis joined the program in June of 2023 following several seasons as an assistant on the staff at the nationally-ranked junior college program at Cape Fear Community College. 
While with the Sea Devils, Yasalonis helped the program to back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA Division II national championship tournament. During that span, CFCC fashioned a record of 39-14 overall and 22-4 in Region 10.

Yasalonis served as an assistant at Rider University in the 2020-21 season and helped the Broncs to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1996. The Broncs rolled through the Metro Atlantic tournament, dropping just two sets, before facing perennial power UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. While with the Rider program, Yasalonis worked primarily with the offense, servers and blockers. 

Yasalonis played collegiately at the University of Mount Olive, where he served as captain of the Trojans for three seasons.

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