Jeff Getz begins his first season as an assistant coach with the RedHawks after spending six seasons at Evansville. His main responsibilities with the Purple Aces' program were assisting with recruiting and scouting reports, while coordinating team travel and helping with practice plans.
"Most important is Jeff's experience in the Division I system. He understands the process and the intensity of recruiting and the rigors of preparing a team for top competition," Condit said. "I look forward to integrating Jeff's talents with ours,"
During Getz's time at Evansville, the Purple Aces saw a steady increase in their offense. Getz has helped the squad from 12.49 kills per game in 2003 to just over 14 in 2006. Getz also helped the Purple Aces improve from 13.26 digs per game in 2003 to 18.32 digs per game in 2006. During his tenure, Getz worked with 2006 and 2007 Missouri Valley Conference Libero of the Year, Julie Walroth, who ended her career with 2,095 digs, ranking 11th in NCAA history. In 2006, Getz also helped Evansville make its first MVC Tournament appearance since 2000.
Prior to Evansville, Getz spent one season at Morehead State where the Eagles finished in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference and ranked second in the nation in digs per game.
Getz was a contributing member for four years with Lewis volleyball. He helped lay the ground work for Lewis' 2003 national championship team, leading the Flyers to a 93-34 overall record during his tenure.
"Jeff's background as a player and a coach will be valuable as we continue to move our program forward. His playing days at Lewis University provided the platform to compete at the highest competitive level in the country for men's volleyball," Condit added. "He is a talented outside hitter who played and understands every facet of the game."
As a freshman at Lewis, Getz helped the Flyers reach the Final Four, finishing with a 25-9 record. As a senior, Lewis finished 24-6 overall, but lost in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association semifinals. Getz capped his four-year career by totaling 252 kills, 130 digs and a .290 hitting percentage as a senior.
Getz came to Lewis as one of the nation's most-decorated high school players out of Rosary High School in St. Louis, Missouri. A three-time all-state selection, Getz was tabbed a "Fab 50" selection by Volleyball Monthly as a senior, and he captured All-America honors from USA Volleyball in 1997.
An outstanding student as well, Getz graduated with a 3.6 GPA from Lewis and was a member of the Dean's List all four years. For his success, he received the Brother David Delanhanty Student Athlete Award. He was also named to the athletic honor roll all four years as well. Getz graduated from Lewis with a bachelor of arts in athletic training in 2002.