Head Coach Courtney Kline
Office Phone: 304-829-7165
Having just completed her ninth season at the helm of the Bethany College volleyball program, head coach Courtney Kline has taken the Bison to new heights during her tenure. She has coached the Green & White to seven-straight PAC Championship Tournament berths, six-consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship Tournament appearances, and four ECAC Championship crowns.
Kline became the winningest coach in Bethany school history in 2014, capturing her 146th match in a victory over Saint Mary's College on August 28th at the University of Mount Union Classic. Her current record at Bethany stands at 202-122 (.623) and 94-54 (.635) in conference play.
Having notched a seventh-straight winning season in 2015, Kline led the Bison back to the PAC Championship Tournament finals for the second time in three seasons. It also marked the fourth time in the last five that she had led Bethany to a 30+-win season (30-10).
Following the 2015 campaign, six different Bison were named to the All-Presidents Athletic Conference teams, including Freshman of the Year selection, libero Reilly Parker. Parker and junior Dylana McKenzie were also named First-Team selections, while senior Mackenzie Lauber, and juniors Arielle Sanders and Dakota McKenzie were given second-team laurels. Senior Julia Mouch was given the nod as an Honorable Mention All-PAC pick, marking the fourth straight year in which she had received all-conference recognition.
Between the years of 2010-2013, the Bison rattled off four-consecutive ECAC Championships, as well as three-straight 30+ win seasons in 2011, 2012 and 2013. During the 2013 campaign, the Bison accomplished something that no other team in the PAC had before; a 17-1 regular season conference record. The team then made it to the PAC Championship Tournament finals before falling to Thomas More (3-2).
Bethany hosted the ECAC Championships for the second-straight year in 2013, earning 3-0 sweeps of McDaniel and Merymount to earn their fourth-straight title.
Prior to 2013, Kline helped the Bison post back-to-back 31-win seasons. Bethany posted its best record (31-6) in school history in 2011, following that with a 31-8 mark in 2012. In both seasons, the Bison finished their run with an ECAC championship, defeating Saint Vincent (3-1) in 2011 and Moravian (3-0) in 2012.
After winning eight and five games during Kline's first two seasons, Bethany began to turn the corner. In 2009, Kline was named the PAC Coach of the Year after guiding the program to a 16-15 record and their first appearance in the PAC Tournament since 2004. Only four programs in all of Division III had a bigger one-year turnaround than Bethany, who improved from five wins in 2008 to the 16 in '09.
Through her first nine seasons, Kline has coached four Academic All-American selections, 10 Academic All-District honorees and 34 All-PAC selections. The All-PAC honors include 12 first-teamers, 11 second-team honorees and 11 honorable mention selections. She has also coached three "PAC Freshman of the Year" selections (Jessica Zavatchen - 2009; Dylana McKenzie - 2013; Reilly Parker - 2015). Kline has also had 60 athletes earned Academic All-PAC honors.
Kline, who is CAP Level II certified, came to Bethany after a highly successful two-year stint as the head coach at Penn State-Fayette in Uniontown, Pa. In those two seasons, the Lions captured back-to-back PSUAC championships, the first in the school’s history, and Kline was named the Coach of the Year following both seasons. In 2006, PSU-Fayette completed the regular season with a 24-7 overall record, including an 18-1 mark in conference play, before claiming victories over Mont Alto and two over Penn College to repeat as PSUAC champions. In addition to the conference title, the Lions earned the #1 ranking in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) polls in their initial season with the new conference.
Due to her success at Penn State Fayette, Kline was also named the 2007 College Women’s Coach of the Year by the Tri-County (Fayette, Greene, Washington) Athletic Directors Association.
A four-year member of the volleyball team at Cedarville (Ohio) University, Kline helped her team to the NAIA American Mideast Conference tournament all four years and was a 2002 NSCAA All-Midwest Region team selection. She still currently ranks in the top 10 at the school in service aces, games played and digs.
Kline, who graduated from Cedarville in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education (sports management concentration) and later earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from California (Pa.) University in 2006, also teaches in Bethany's Physical Education-Sports Studies program.
Assistant Coach Will Kline
Will Kline is in his seventh season as an assistant with the Bison volleyball program.
In 2012, Kline was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as a 2013 "30 Under 30" award recipient, an award created to recognize up-and-coming volleyball coaches 30 years old or younger at all levels of volleyball.
In his seven seasons on the BC bench, the program has compiled a 189-76 record, reached the PAC Tournament Championship game three times and won four-consecutive ECAC South Region Tournament titles (2010-13).
Also the husband of Bethany head coach Courtney Kline, Will has earned a USA Volleyball Impact Volleyball coaching certification and is also CAP Level I certified. His main responsibilities include working with the development of the outside and middle blockers and his efforts helped the Bison blockers rank 10th in the nation in 2011.
In addition to his work at Bethany, Will has been an assistant coach with the Penn Highlands Volleyball Club since 2005 and was a volunteer assistant for Penn State-Fayette's back-to-back PSUAC championship teams in 2005 and 2006. In addition, Will has served as tournament directors for the Bethany College-sponsored Ohio Valley Region USAV Juniors Tournament, as well as the Keystone Region Penn Highlands sponsored USAV Juniors Tournaments.
A graduate of California University of Pa., with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, Will also has an MBA from California and an associate's degree in engineering technology and nanofabrication manufacturing from Penn State.
Assistant Coach Glamarys Sierra
Office Phone: 304-829-7165
Assistant coach Glamarys Sierra recently finished her first with the Bison volleyball team in 2015. In her first year as an assistant, she helped Bethany to a 30-10 regular season record.
Spending her first season working with Bethany defensive efforts, Sierra helped the Bison rank third in the conference in opponents' hitting percentage (.130) and digs per set (17.91).
Under her tutelage, libero Reilly Parker was selected as a First-Team All-PAC selection, as well as PAC Freshman of the Year, ranking first in the conference in total digs (741). Her dig total was the most by any Bison since the beginning of the rally-scoring era.
Also serving as the head coach of Bethany's junior varsity program, Coach Sierra led the Bison to a perfect, 6-0, record.
Sierra came to Bethany after a four-year career at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. She served as a three-year starter at setter for the Rams, including helping the team to their first winning season (16-14) since the 2003 campaign in 2013. That year, Sierra appeared in all 30 matches and 107 sets. She recorded 337 assists that year while adding 171 digs and 36 service aces.
Sierra followed 2013 with her most successful personal season in 2014 as she tallied 46 service aces, 386 assists and 186 digs, earning her team MVP honors. Through her four-year career, Sierra totaled 1,299 assists, 100 service aces and 603 digs in 112 matches.
Sierra graduated from Suffolk in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Spanish with a minor in Education. She also became a member of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society in 2014.
A native of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sierra is enrolled in Bethany’s Master of Art in Teaching program.