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Hadder joins Mercer volleyball staff

Mercer head volleyball coach Damian Elder announced the addition of Jill Hadder to his staff on Tuesday, welcoming the former UMASS-Lowell student-athlete and assistant coach to the fold for the 2014 season.
MACON, Ga. (MERCER ATHLETICS RELEASE) – Mercer head volleyball coach Damian Elder announced the addition of Jill Hadder to his staff on Tuesday, welcoming the former UMASS-Lowell student-athlete and assistant coach to the fold for the 2014 season.

Hadder spent last season as an assistant coach at UMASS-Lowell, helping guide the team through its first official season as a Division I program.

Before signing on as an assistant coach with the Riverhawks, Hadder spent two years as a player/coach in Denmark with Lyngby Volleyball Club in 2011-12 and Fortuna Odense in 2012-13.

Hadder also boasts coaching experience gained from work with Stanford University’s volleyball camps in the summer of 2012.

Hadder’s collegiate playing credentials include over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs over four seasons at UMASS-Lowell, qualifying her as one of just five players in program history to reach both of those benchmarks. Her teams enjoyed considerable success, racking up a 37-22 record in her final two seasons, including the 2009 Northeast-10 Conference Championship in 2009.



As a senior in 2010, Hadder was named to the NE-10 All-Conference second team as she was among conference leaders with 2.79 kills and 2.07 digs. She also earned a handful of academic honors, including a spot on the ESPN District 1 All-Academic third team and five appearances on the NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.



At Mercer, Hadder will aid Elder in recruiting, player management, practice coordination and in-match strategy while also assisting in day-to-day operation of the program.


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