DePaul University head volleyball coach to speak at LWE
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Volleyball players are invited to attend an informational session with guest speaker Nadia Edwards, Head Coach at DePaul University. The event is open to any and all athletes, and will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25 in the Lincoln-Way East Field House. The event will focus on a variety of volleyball skills and strategies.

Edwards, a Frankfort, Ill. native, and 1997 graduate of Lincoln-Way High School will head into her seventh season as the DePaul head volleyball coach in 2016. She became the fifth head coach in program history after joining the Blue Demon staff in February of 2010. Edwards boasts a high level of experience as a student-athlete at Penn State before a professional playing career overseas along with assistant coaching experience at Ohio State and Ohio University.

Edwards played volleyball professionally for three years, both in the United State and overseas. She competed in the A1 European League for two years as a team captain and starting outside hitter for the Glarus (Switzerland) squad in 2004-05 after playing the opposite position for the Granada (Spain) team in 2003-04. Edwards also played in the United States Professional Volleyball League in 2001-02 for the St. Louis Quest.

Edwards graduated from Penn State in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in business marketing. She lettered four years in volleyball for the Nittany Lions under head coach Russ Rose. Edwards was a middle hitter on a squad that won four Big Ten championships and competed in the NCAA Final Four three years in a row. Her team compiled a 71-2 record and won a national championship in 1999 while earning national runner-up finishes in 1997 and 1998.