University of Alabama head women's volleyball coach Ed Allen announced the hiring of Bryn Kehoe as an assistant coach for the Crimson Tide on Feb. 15, 2013. Kehoe will work with the setters and coordinate the Tide's offensive system.
Kehoe gained coaching experience as a lead coach for Gold Medal Squared from 2010-13, was a lead coach for the All-American Volleyball camps from 2008-13, and was the head coach of the T-Street Volleyball Club in Irvine, Calif., for one season (2009-10).
Kehoe comes to Tuscaloosa after spending the previous four seasons playing overseas for Sagres NUC in Neuchatel, Switzerland, where she helped her team to a second place finish in the Swiss Championship in 2010 and 2011. Following an outstanding collegiate career at Stanford University, Kehoe's professional playing career began in 2008, when she joined the Biel-Bienne VBC team in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland from August of 2008 through April of 2009.
In addition to her experience playing overseas, Kehoe has spent time in the USA Volleyball program. Most recently, she started one of three matches and played four sets on Team USA's tour of China in 2010. In 2005, Kehoe was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team that competed in the Montreux Masters. She was the starting setter for the 2005 U.S. Women's Junior National Team that competed at the FIVB World Championship in Turkey, was a member of the 2004 U.S. Women's Junior National Team that won the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship, and was a member of the 2003 U.S. Girls Youth National Team that competed at the FIVB World Championship in Poland.
In four seasons as the starting setter at Stanford, Kehoe helped guide the Cardinal to the NCAA championship game three times, including a national championship in 2004 when she was a freshman. With Kehoe as the starting setter in 2006 and 2007, Stanford finished runner-up in the NCAA tournament each year. Kehoe garnered a number of accolades in her playing days on "The Farm," as she was a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American, from 2005-07. She also was named an All-American by Volleyball Magazine in 2006 and 2007, was a first team All-PAC-10 selection in 2004, 2006 and 2007, and was named the 2007 National Setter of the Year by CVU.com.
Kehoe left the Stanford program as the school's all-time leader in career assists (5,956), while ranking in the top-10 in services aces (129) and digs (1,220). As a senior, she set the school single season record with 1,742 assists in 2007, breaking her previous school record when she had 1,637 assists as a freshman in 2004. Her school record of 14.40 assists per set in 2007 led the country.
A native of North Bend, Ohio, Kehoe comes from a volleyball family. Her parents Steve and Amy played collegiately at Ball State and Western Michigan, respectively, and her brother Seth played volleyball at the University of Cincinnati and her brother Steven played volleyball at Ohio State, where he won a national championship in 2011. Kehoe graduated from Stanford in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in communications.