Jami Coughlin Hired as Assistant Volleyball Coach

July 9, 2003

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TEMPE, Ariz. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- Former Arizona State volleyball student-athlete Jami Coughlin has been hired as an assistant coach for the Sun Devils, announced first-year head coach Brad Saindon. Coughlin joins Saindon (Arizona State, 1976) and Terri Cox (Arizona State, 1998) to round out a coaching staff entirely of ASU graduates.

'We are very excited to have Jami as a part of our staff,' said Saindon. 'She is a former student-athlete who excelled in both the classroom and on the court and is a great role model for our players. No one will work harder than Jami as she embarks on her quest in the coaching world.'

Coughlin was a four-year standout for the Sun Devils from 1998-2001 and is a member of the ASU 30th Anniversary team. She graduated from Arizona State in 2002 with a perfect 4.0 GPA in special education. A three-time All-Pac-10 Academic selection and two-time Academic All-American, Coughlin begins her first stint as an assistant coach.

'This is a dream job for me to coach at Arizona State and continue my love for the sport of volleyball,' said Coughlin. 'To be honest, two years ago after I graduated I really never thought I would be coaching, but once I left I realized how much I loved the game and that is when things started to fall in place for me. I am excited to learn and to grow as a coach.'

During her four years on the court at ASU, Coughlin played in every match (108) and ranks second in ASU history with 1,528 digs and sixth with 1,360 kills. She is one of only eight Sun Devils to record 1,000 or more kills and digs in a career and ranks sixth all-time in Pac-10 volleyball history with her dig total.

During her senior season in 2001, Coughlin led the Sun Devils averaging 3.56 kills per game and 3.98 digs per game. She led the Pac-10 in digs in two of her four years and recorded a double-double (kills/digs) in 84 of her 108 matches (77%). Coughlin is a native of Glendale, Ariz., and graduate 1998 graduate of Moon Valley High School.

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