EIU Searching For New Volleyball Coach


Published on November 18 2019 6:43 am
Last Updated on November 18 2019 6:43 am

CHARLESTON, ill. – Eastern Illinois Director of Athletics Tom Michael has announced that the contract of Panther volleyball coach Julie Allen will not be renewed.


Allen just completed her second season with the Panthers posting a 3-26 record including finishing 1-17 in the OVC. 

EIU won just five sets in OVC play this season.

“These decisions are never easy to make and I want to thank Coach Allen for her work with the program the last two years,” said Michael.  “At this time we feel that a new direction in leadership needs to be taken to provide our volleyball student-athletes the best experience they can have during their time in the Eastern Illinois program.”

The program was 10-21 overall, 5-11 in the OVC last season.

A national search for Allen’s replacement will begin immediately.