Ursuline College - Volleyball


Ursuline College Director of Athletics Cindy McKnight announced Calaeb Campbell as the next head coach of the volleyball program effectively immediately. He becomes the fourth head coach in program history.

Campbell will replace Jayme Plummer who accepted a position at Walsh University earlier this winter.

Campbell comes to Ursuline from Division I Youngstown State University where he served as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the 2018 season.

“We are extremely excited to have someone with Calaeb’s experience joining our department. His passion for coaching and developing young women both in the classroom and on the court makes him a great fit for Ursuline College,” said McKnight.

Prior to YSU, Campbell was an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State for two years where he was in charge of the Redhawks’ liberos and defense.

While at SEMO, the Redhawks ranked fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference with 16.85 digs per set during Campbell’s first season with the program. Senior libero Jade Mortimer was ranked fourth in the conference with 4.61 digs per set and 525 total digs.

"I would like to thank Athletic Director Cindy McKnight for bringing me on board to lead the Arrows Volleyball team.  I was drawn to Ursuline as their mission to promote excellence in the classroom and high-level competition align with my coaching philosophy.  As soon as I stepped on campus, I could feel the sense of family and passion that each person embodies. I am very optimistic as this Ursuline team already has a great foundation and I cannot wait to get in the gym and cultivate the talent."

Campbell attended Tennessee Tech where he graduated in 2013 with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and Exercise Science. While at Tennessee Tech, he played club volleyball and served as the team’s libero and earned Best Defensive Player each season.

After graduation, Campbell was a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater and helped the team improve to second in the league in digs per set and held opponents to a .208 hitting percentage, which ranked fifth in the OVC.

Campbell has also coached club volleyball in Tennessee and also at the high school level before joining the collegiate ranks.

Ursuline opens the 2019 season at Daemen College on September 6 where they will play Mercyhurst, Urbana and the host Wildcats.