April 25, 2014
KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee volleyball head coach Rob Patrick has announced the addition of Roxanne Acree as Director of Operations for the Lady Vols.
"Everyone recognizes and respects the tradition that the Power T represents, and I am very excited to be a part of it," said Acree. "Coach Patrick and the Lady Vols have built a winning program that I look forward to contributing to and working with."
Acree, a December 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville, comes to Tennessee with a plethora of volleyball experience.
"Even though Roxanne is young in age, she has a tremendous amount of experience in multitasking at a high level," said Patrick. "She worked with a great person at Louisville who I know very well so I know that she learned how to do this type of a job at an efficient and high level."
"Roxanne has the type of personality that I know will fit in well with our coaching staff," continued Patrick, "and we are excited about her joining us and helping us win championships here at Tennessee."
During her time at Louisville as an undergrad, Acree coached three different volleyball programs including assisting at Assumption High School, whose Varsity team won the Kentucky state championship and earned a No. 5 national ranking in 2013.
Acree also coached and worked at the KiVA Volleyball Club, the club where she played in high school. While at the club, which boasts 46 national championships, Acree directed summer and fall junior league camps which boasted 400+ athletes ranging from ages 4-16.
The major project she worked on was the Bluegrass Tournament, a two-day annual event that consisted of 750+ teams from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, the largest two-day junior volleyball event in the country.
Also while at Louisville, Acree worked as an Athletics Operations Assistant where she coordinated game day and special events including athletic banquets, games, team travel and alumni events.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Acree began her playing career at Indiana University - Southeast before transferring back to her hometown university.
Acree's mother, Crystal, was a middle blocker for the Cardinals while her father, Hal, was a catcher on the baseball team and an assistant coach post-graduation. She has an older brother, Christopher, a younger brother, Nathaniel, and a little sister, Hallee.