Shane Davis Head Coach
Shane Davis was hired as the sixth head coach in Northwestern volleyball program history on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 by Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim Phillips.
"Shane Davis is unquestionably one of the top coaches in the nation, in any sport, and we are thrilled to welcome him, along with Andrea, Sydney and Jordyn to the Northwestern family," said Phillips. "His remarkable record of success on the court speaks for itself, and his commitment to the development of his student-athletes outside competition is profound. He is the perfect fit to deliver a world-class experience academically, socially and athletically to our young women, and lead our program into the future in the best volleyball conference in the country."
Kevin Moore Assistant Coach
Northwestern head volleyball coach Shane Davis announced the hiring of Kevin Moore as an assistant on Jan. 13, 2016. Like Davis, Moore comes to Northwestern from Loyola (Chicago), where he was the associate head coach of the women's program in 2015.
Prior to his stint at Loyola, Moore served as the head coach for the men's program at Juniata, his alma mater, from 2011-2014. The Eagles enjoyed success under Moore's guidance, posting an 86-37 record. He coached five AVCA D-III All-Americans, eight all-conference selections and two conference freshman of the year winners during his stint at the Huntingdon, Pa. school. Juniata advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in 2014.
Kristen Kelsay Assistant Coach
Kelsay joins the Northwestern staff after spending four years as an assistant coach at Michigan State under head coach Cathy George. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Kelsay also served as the program's academic liaison and recruiting coordinator.
Helping the team finish with a four-year record of 85-48, Kelsey was voted a "Thirty Under 30" AVCA award honoree and specialized with the MSU setters. She also worked with Michigan State's all-time assist leader and two time All-American, Rachel Minarick.
"First, I want to thank Shane, Dr. Phillips, and the entire Northwestern community for giving me this opportunity and welcoming me into the Wildcat family," shared Kelsay. "I'm excited to be back home in Chicago at such a prestigious university and even more excited to begin my journey with Northwestern volleyball. I want to thank Michigan State, particularly Cathy George, for the opportunity to play and coach at my alma mater. Over the last eight years I've grown so much as a person and coach and I owe that to each person who was a part of my time in East Lansing. Go Cats!"