Volleyball Names Lauren Plum as Assistant Coach
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Volleyball has hired Lauren Plum as assistant coach. Plum joins Arizona's staff after coaching at Villanova the past two years and playing overseas from 2014-2020.
"Lauren comes with a resume that immediately commands respect," said head coach Dave Rubio. "She has experienced every level of volleyball during her athletic career and there is no reason that will not continue here at Arizona. She has set exceptionally high standards for herself which fit perfectly with the direction we want our program to go. She will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact with the three setters in our program."
Plum played at Oregon from 2010-2014, earning AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-America honors twice and was the 2012 Pac-12 Setter of the Year. She helped lead Oregon to the 2012 National Championship match as a junior. Plum's name is scattered through the Oregon record books, holding the record in the rally scoring era for assists in a single match (75) and assists in a season (1,618). She also ranks first in career assists with 5,213 and assists per set with 11.98 and ranks sixth in career service aces with 94. She was chosen to be a member of the Pac-12 All-Star Team that played in China in 2013.
Professionally, Plum played in France, Germany, and Puerto Rico for six years. Before heading overseas, Plum was a member of the UA2 National Team Training Squad with Arizona alumni Cursty Jackson ('11) and Madi Kingdon ('14).
Plum has served as an assistant coach at Villanova from 2020-2022. At Villanova, Plum trained setters and was in charge of implementing offensive game plans. In addition to coaching at Villanova, Plum has been a setting coach for East Coast Power VBC and Coast VBC where she designed and ran setting camps.
Plum graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in sports marketing in 2014.