Mike Terrill joined the Ohio State coaching staff in June 2013 as an assistant coach and enters his second season as a Buckeye in 2014. Hee spent the previous two years as an assistant coach for UC Riverside.
"We are all very excited to have Mike join our Buckeye staff," Carlston said upon Terrill's hiring. "He brings with him a unique perspective and a contagious energy that I was looking for. Mike's drive, organization and passion for coaching made him a perfect fit for our group."
The Buckeyes swept through a 12-0 nonconference slate during Terrill's first campaign in Columbus and finished with 18 victories overall. The former outside hitter at USC helped senior OH Kaitlyn Leary reach All-America status in 2013 as she put away 577 kills en route to AVCA All-American honorable mention. Terrill also aided in Ohio State hauling in a Top-25 recruiting class in 2014 according to Volleyball Magazine's national rankings.
At UC Riverside, Terrill was the defensive coordinator and trained outside hitters, including two 2012 All-Big West honorees in Amanda Vialpando and Ashley Cox. He helped guide the team to their most league wins in a season in 2011 that included a 3-2 win over nationally-recognized Long Beach State. While with the Highlanders, Terrill also worked with the Pacific Juniors volleyball club, serving as the recruiting coordinator and head coach of the 16s team.
Prior to UC Riverside, he spent two seasons with the San Diego State Aztecs. Terrill had many responsibilities with the Aztecs, including training the outside hitters, practice planning, opponent scouting, summer camp coordinator and community outreach. In 2010, he helped the Aztecs to a fifth place finish in the Mountain West Conference - their best finish since 2005. The recruiting class was also ranked 22nd in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.
In addition, Terrill served as head coach of the men's club team at SDSU during 2011, guiding the team to ninth in the country at the National Collegiate Volleyball Finals.
Before SDSU, Terrill was an assistant at Cal State Monterey Bay where he trained the middle blockers and defensive specialists.
Terrill received his Bachelor's of Arts in psychology in 2006 from USC, where he was an outside hitter for the men's volleyball program. He earned his master's degree in kinesiology from San Diego State in 2011.
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