COLLEGE SPORTS: Florida Tech Volleyball Head Coach Amy O’Brien Resigns After 11 Seasons
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech // July 11, 2021
finished career with 83 wins
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Amy O’Brien has resigned from her position as head coach of the Florida Tech volleyball program, Athletic Director Jamie Joss announced on Friday.
“I want to thank coach O’Brien for her dedicated service to Panther volleyball for the past 11 years,” said Joss.
“We appreciate the hard work she has contributed toward our program. We wish her the very best as she begins writing the next chapter of her life and career.”
O’Brien was named head coach in the summer of 2012 after previously serving as interim head coach in the spring of 2012 and assistant coach the previous two years.
During her nine years at the helm, O’Brien guided Florida Tech to 83 wins, including 27 in Sunshine State Conference play. Her 83 victories rank second in program history.
“I would like to thank Bill Jurgens and Pete Mazzone for giving me the opportunity to coach at such a prestigious University,” said O’Brien.
“I would also like to thank the rest of the athletic staff for their continued support over the past 11 years and wish the best of luck to Athletic Director Jamie Joss as he embarks on his new journey at Florida Tech. I am extremely grateful for having the chance to coach some of the finest student-athletes in the country and will miss seeing them every day. I wish them the best of luck this upcoming season and future seasons to come.
“From my time here as a student-athlete to becoming the head women’s volleyball coach, Florida Tech has been my home. I look forward to continuing to support the athletic program, the staff, and the volleyball program moving forward.”
O’Brien totaled 1,717 career digs in her four-year collegiate career at the libero position. She played for two years at Florida State College at Jacksonville, earning NJCAA All-Region, Florida Community College Activities Association All-State, and All Mid-Florida Conference honors.
She then transferred to Florida Tech for her final two years and finished only 13 digs away from accumulating 1,000 digs as a Panther.
O’Brien graduated from Florida Tech with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2009 and then earned her master’s in business administration from Florida Tech in 2015.
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