DePaul Names Amy Kleyweg Head Volleyball Coach
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CHICAGO – Amy Kleyweg, a native of Western Springs, Ill., has been named the head coach of the DePaul volleyball program it was announced today by Blue Demon Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto.
“We are pleased to have Amy joining the Blue Demon athletic family,” Ponsetto said. “Having grown up in the Chicagoland area, Amy is familiar with our recruiting base and having played on NCAA Tournament teams as a collegian at South Florida, she understands what it takes to be successful at a high level in Division I volleyball.”
Kleyweg has spent the past nine seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Denver where she coordinated all of the Pioneers' recruiting efforts and worked extensively with the team’s middle blockers and hitters.
“I believe that Amy’s background of recruiting Illinois and the Chicago area will be an enormous benefit for DePaul,” Denver head coach Beth Kuwata said. “Amy was with us for nine seasons and I believe she has been ready to become a head coach for the past four. Amy is qualified and ready to take charge of the Blue Demon volleyball program.”
An outstanding collegiate student-athlete, Kleyweg finished her playing career after the 1995 season, earning three letters at the University of South Florida after transferring from Kansas State, where she played her freshman season.
Upon graduation from USF, Kleyweg stayed on the Bulls’ athletic staff, serving as an academic advisor from 1996-97.
Kleyweg used her leadership skills as a key member of the USF squad. During her three-year career with the Bulls, Kleyweg's helped the team to an impressive 78-21 overall record and two trips to the NCAA Tournament, earning berths in both 1993 and 1995.
Kleyweg also posted outstanding individual numbers as well. During her senior campaign, she finished the regular season ranked eighth in Conference USA in attack percentage while posting career-highs in kills, attacks, solo blocks and service aces.
A native of Western Springs, Ill., Kleyweg had an outstanding prep career for Lyons Township High School where she graduated in 1992.
Kleyweg, who is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and served on the Assistant Coaches Committee this past year, earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from USF in 1996 and was working on a master's degree in sports management while at Denver.