Kennesaw State to Make Leadership Change in Women's Volleyball Program

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KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov. 15, 2012) – Kennesaw State Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams…

Georgia (Nov 15, 2012)KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov. 15, 2012) – Kennesaw State Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams announced a change in the leadership of the women’s volleyball program and that head coach Karen Weatherington will not be returning for a fifth season.

"I want to thank Coach Weatherington for her dedication and contributions to Kennesaw State over the past four seasons," Williams said. "After an extensive assessment, I felt a change was in the best interest of the program moving forward. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”

Weatherington spent the past four years at the helm of the women’s volleyball program and compiled a record of 63-56 (.529). The 2012 squad finished 16-17 overall and placed ninth in the Atlantic Sun Conference with a 5-13 mark. The Owls’ best season under Weatherington came in 2010 when Kennesaw State registered a 17-11 record.

A national search for the next Kennesaw State women’s volleyball head coach will begin immediately.


Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit