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Craig Boller
Craig Boller

Position:
Assistant Coach

The former Blue Demon volunteer assistant, Craig Boller returns to DePaul after stints at Michigan and Delaware, and will be charged with working with the team's setters, as well as pin attackers and blockers.

"Craig started his career here, and since he left he was part of a staff that went to the Final Four at Michigan," said head coach Nadia Edwards, who enters her fifth season in 2014. "With my program and Michigan's program, Craig was in charge of blocking and helped Michigan move up in the Big Ten in blocking statistics - from the bottom to the top. That's something he brings to the table here, but he's also worked with setters and a host of other positions. He's gained a wealth of knowledge in his time away from DePaul, and we're really excited to have him back."

Boller joined Delaware's staff in April of 2013 and has been recognized as a rising star in the coaching ranks, as he was awarded the AVCA's 30 Under 30 Award last year.

He came to the Blue Hens after serving two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan, which made school history as a 2012 Final Four participant.

During his time with the Wolverines, Boller was instrumental with the team's front-row play and coached AVCA All-American, All-Big Ten selection and single-season block record holder Jennifer Cross, who posted 181 blocks in 2012. He also served as the team's scouting coordinator.

Before leaving DePaul for Michigan, Boller trained Blue Demon outside hitters and passers for a season after wrapping up his collegiate career at Lewis University in nearby Romeoville, Ill.

As a Flyer, Boller was a two-time MIVA Academic All-Conference selection while also earning the Lewis Delahanty Award for academic excellence among student-athletes as a senior.

Boller graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and 2010 with a master's in business administration.