Head Coach, Transylvania University
NCAA Division III
After the return of Transylvania University women's volleyball as an intercollegiate varsity program in 2001, Casey Dale recently completed his first season as the head coach, keeping the momentum of the program on an uphill trend. Dale guided the Pioneers to a 13-19 mark in 2009, producing one Heartland Collegiate Athletic All-Conference player, along with three Honorable Mention All-HCAC players in his first go-around as head coach.
Dale arrived at Transylvania after two years as assistant women's volleyball coach at Washington and Lee University. His success led the Generals to a combined record of 60-13 while also winning two Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and appearing in three NCAA Division III Championships. Before his coaching career began, Dale attended Juniata College where he was a setter and libero from 2004 through 2007. At Juniata he played on four national championship teams, was team captain as a senior and also served as a student assistant for the women's team.
Dale strives to revamp Transylvania's volleyball program and carry out his success through his coaching career. "One of my goals is to help a struggling program that may have not had a whole lot of success and help build a winning culture similar to what I experienced as a player, student assistant and assistant coach," he said. "I want members of our team to come away with a sense of pride for our program and that they would not trade anything in the world for their athletic experience."