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Dillard Named Head Coach of Beach Program

Jan 18, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – Jason Dillard was named head coach of the Oregon Beach Volleyball team in September 2021.
 
The Ducks finished the 2021 season with an 8-11 record, setting a program record for single-season wins and posting a match win at the Pac-12 Championships for just the second time in program history, a 3-2 victory over Utah in the first round of the conference tournament.
 
Dillard has spent 18 years as the director and head coach of the Goldenwest Volleyball Club (GWVBC), a program that has produced nearly 250 college players including 93 at the Division I level. Collectively, the program's players have won 34 Junior Olympics medals and collected 21 Junior All-America honors.
 
In developing a quality coaching staff, GWVBC has also been home to two American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 recipients and one USA Volleyball assistant coach.
 
Dillard spent 12 seasons (2006-17) at Fullerton College where he helped guide the Hornets to a 164-110 overall record and nine postseason appearances including two trips to the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) State Tournament. During Dillard's time at Fullerton College, the program produced 17 NCAA Division I transfers, three Orange Empire Conference MVPs and one CCCAA All-State performer.
 
After eight seasons as the Hornets' assistant coach, Dillard was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2014 season and then spent the final two years as the program's head coach. He also served as the recruiting coordinator for Fullerton College.
 
Dillard also brings Division I experience having served as an assistant coach at UC Riverside (2004-05). In one complete season, the Highlanders were 16-11 overall with an All-Big West selection during the 2005 campaign.
 
In additional work within the Eugene and Pacific Northwest volleyball communities, Dillard has been an Oregon Volleyball Camps director. Past camp duties also include working with Stanford and University of Rhode Island.
 
From 2001-03, Dillard was an assistant coach at the high school level for Mater Dei and Esperanza.
 
Dillard earned an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Monica City College ('01) where he was the two-year starting setter for the men's volleyball team. He also spent one season as the team captain and helped Santa Monica to a playoff appearance.
 
He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in business from Long Beach State ('04).
 
Dillard and his wife Erika—UO Volleyball (indoor) assistant coach—have three children: Reagan, Caden and Bryson.
 
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