Indiana University Volleyball


Coaching Staff

Logan Genley
Camp Director

Logan Grenley joined the Indiana staff in February 2018 as the Director of Volleyball Operations after spending the previous year at the University of Miami. At Miami, Grenley worked in football operations, helping coordinate the day-to-day operations of the football team and facilitating team nutrition.
 
Prior to Miami, Grenley served as a student manager for Coach Steve Aird at the University of Maryland. In his role, he assisted in coordinating the team budget, the booster club, team travel logistics, nutrition, equipment as well as other day-to-day operations. Additionally, he was responsible for operating film in addition to the Data Volley and Data Video statistical software as well as supporting recruiting efforts of the staff. Grenley also served as the Camp Director for Terp Volleyball Camps, in which he was responsible for all aspects of the summer camp series.
 
Grenley, a Los Angeles native, earned his Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Government and Politics and a minor in business in 2017, and is working on completing his Masters in Sport Administration at the University of Miami.

Krista Vansant
Assistant Coach

Two-time Honda Award winner and 2013 National Player of the Year Krista Vansant has been named an assistant coach for Indiana volleyball, IU head coach Steve Aird announced Friday January 26.

Vansant, a 2014 graduate of the University of Washington helped the U.S. win gold at the Pan American Games and she was named an alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympic Team. She played professionally from the fall of 2015 through spring of 2016 with Volero Zurich in Switzerland.

"The entire volleyball family at Indiana is thrilled to welcome Krista," IU head coach Steve Aird said.  "Her career speaks for itself and now she will turn her attention to training, recruiting and mentoring.  She has a deep desire to help players grow as people and reach their full potential as athletes.  She understands the game at a very high level and I am excited to work with her.  Our goal is to transform this program into one of the nation's elite and Krista is built for that challenge."

This past volleyball season Vansant served as a Volleyball Program Assistant at Washington and oversaw recruiting for the program. She also coached the Seattle Juniors 16 Volleyball Club.

As an outside hitter, Vansant left UW as the most decorated volleyball player ever to wear the purple and gold. In 2013, Vansant became the first Husky to claim the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Year award. She earned ESPNW National Player of the Year recognition for the 2014 season, her senior campaign. This past season the Huskies' retired her No. 16 jersey.

In the 2013-14 season and 2014-15 season Vansant earned the Honda Sports Award, given to the best collegiate volleyball player.

On the international stage, Vansant earned Most Valuable Player honors and best outside spiker at the 2015 Pan American Cup, her first international tournament. She led Team USA to gold at the 2015 Pan Am Cup with a tournament-leading 50.4 kill percentage to go with 81 total points.

"I am thrilled to join Coach Aird at Indiana," Vansant said. "The passion and commitment that the athletic department are displaying surrounding volleyball are second to none. It is an unbelievable opportunity to build a successful, elite program. I am beyond thankful to Coach Aird and Mattie White for giving me this opportunity. Indiana University is a truly special place and I couldn't be more thrilled to join the Hoosier community. The future for Indiana volleyball is bright."

Vansant, a native of Redlands, Calif., graduated from Washington in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Sociology.

Vansant finished her playing career at UW with 1,893 career kills, which included 565 kills (4.67 kills per set) and a .320 hitting percentage in her senior year.


Daniel Gwitt
Assistant Coach

Daniel Gwitt is in his first year as an assistant coach with Indiana volleyball. Gwitt is a former Division-I Women’s Head Volleyball Coach and Men’s player at Penn State.
 
Over the past eight years, Gwitt has served as the Director of Operations and Master Coach for two of the largest and most successful clubs in Southern California. Gwitt has worked with thousands of young volleyball players throughout the United States and has helped place over 100 players in college. Over the past four years, Coach Gwitt has taken three different teams to the Open Division For Girls Junior National Championships.  All three of those teams finished in the Division 1 SCVA Rankings and this past season Gwitt’s seventeens team finished as the top ranked team in the SCVA.
 
Prior to his time in the junior ranks, Gwitt was the Head Coach for The Centenary College Ladies Volleyball Team, a Division I member of the Summit League. Gwitt took over as the Interim Head Coach in 2007 and at the time Gwitt was regarded as the youngest Division I Head Coach in the Country. Dan spent three seasons as the Ladies Head Coach and by the age of 24 had coached over 70+ Division I matches. Upon the decision of the school to reclassify Divisions, Gwitt choose to head west. Throughout his time at Centenary, Gwitt was featured in Volleyball magazine including the 2008 article "Getting His Chance Instantly". Gwitt has also worked with some of the nation's top programs including Penn State, Texas and Nebraska.
 
A native of Eden, NY, Gwitt graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Arts and Sciences. As a student-athlete on the Men's Varsity Volleyball team, Gwitt helped the Nittany Lions to the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.