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Coaching Staff

Kyle Thompson
Camp Director / Director of Operations

Kyle Thompson was announced as Maryland volleyball's director of operation on Aug. 15, 2017.

Thompson comes to Maryland after serving as a program coordinator for the University of Washington's volleyball program.  While in Seattle, he assisted the Huskies with video management, travel expenses and recruiting while also assisting the softball program.

"Kyle has an excellent academic pedigree and tools as an administrator," head coach Steve Aird said of Thompson. "He comes from a very good program that I respect a great deal and was highly recommended. He will hit the ground running and will make us better from day one."

Thompson graduted from Texas Lutheran in 2016 after serving for two seasons as a student assistant coach for the volleyball program. He competed for Texas Lutheran's tennis team for all four years of undergrad and was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Academic All-American all four seasons.

Kristin Carpenter
Assistant Coach

Maryland head coach Steve Aird announced the hiring of Krisitin Carpenter to the Terrapins' volleyball staff on Feb. 16, 2017. A two-time national championship-winning player at Penn State, Carpenter joins the Terrapins’ staff after spending a season as an assistant at Oklahoma.

With the Terps, Carpenter will primarily be in charge of training the setters and coordinating recruiting efforts.

As a player at Penn State, Carpenter helped lead the Nittany Lions to NCAA Championships in 2009 and 2010. As the team’s setter in 2010, she was named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team. She moved into a defensive specialist role in her last two seasons and served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons.

Before beginning her coaching career, Carpenter spent two seasons overseas playing professionally in Sweden and Greece. She was named MVP of the Elite Series and was Best Server for the Grand Prix champion Svedala Volleyboll Klubb. Carpenter moved to A.O. Markopoulo in Greece and served as the team’s setter and captain.

Carpenter started her collegiate coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Virginia in 2015. She was tasked with working with the team’s setters and breaking down film. Carpenter moved to Oklahoma the following season and was also tasked with training the Sooners’ setters.

Carpenter graduated from Penn State with a degree in kinesiology in December 2012.