University of Maryland Volleyball Camps
Camp Director / Director of Operations
Kyle Thompson was announced as Maryland volleyball's director of volleyball operations 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.
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.
Maryland announced the hiring of Krisitin Steadman formerly 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.
AJ Bonetti is in his first season at Maryland as an assistant coach after being named to the post in March of 2018. Bonetti had previously served as an assistant coach at Tennessee for two years, working closely with the Vols' front row while leading the program’s recruiting efforts.
In his two years at Tennessee, Bonetti helped Erica Treiber become one of the nation’s top middle hitters. Treiber earned AVCA All-Southeast Region and honorable mention All-America honors while averaging 2.58 kills per set (.348 hitting percentage) and 1.06 blocks per set in 2016.
Before his stint at Tennessee, Bonetti spent seven years at UNC Wilmington. He was an assistant coach for the Seahawks for five years, before being promoted to associate head coach for the last two.
During his tenure with the Seahawks, the team recorded three 20-win seasons and 10 players earned All-CAA honors. As a junior in 2014, Meredith Peacock ranked fifth nationally in blocks per set and sixth in total blocks. She was ranked in the top 20 in both categories as a senior as well.
In his final season at UNCW, Bonetti helped the Seahawks win the Colonial Athletic Association title, ending the season with a 24-8 record. Four players earned All-CAA honors, including first-team middle blocker Meredith Peacock.
Before joining the UNCW staff, Bonetti was an assistant coach for Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Va., helping the team with the 2008 Bay River District regular season and tournament titles. He was also head coach of the Williamsburg Juniors 17s club.
Bonetti’s first coaching stop was at George Washington for two years as a graduate assistant and volunteer assistant coach. He was the team's video coordinator and directed the strength and conditioning program.
On the national scene, Bonetti has worked with the USA Volleyball men's national team, serving as statistician for the team's world league events in America in 2008. He also assisted in operational/facility management of all matches and worked as Director of Statistical Acquisition for the High Performance Championships in Tucson, Ariz., leading an eight-member team who acquired volleyball related statistical data at the event.
Bonetti is a native of Mechanicsburg, Pa. He earned his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology from East Stroudsburg University, where he played volleyball. He earned his master's degree in exercise science from George Washington in 2008. Bonetti is accompanied to College Park by his wife Jamie and son Anderson