June 27, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State women's volleyball head coach Geoff Carlston announced the hiring of Mike Terrill as an assistant coach. Terrill joins the Buckeye staff after spending two seasons with UC Riverside.
"We are all very excited to have Mike join our Buckeye staff," Carlston said. "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."
With the Highlanders, 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 at UCR, 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.
"I am thrilled to join the Buckeye family," Terrill said. "I am fortunate to join a program with an excellent group of student-athletes. I believe in our team and I want to help build upon the tradition of success at The Ohio State University. I'm honored to be working with Geoff (Carlston), Laura (Benzing) and Kyle (Homeyer) and I'm excited for the opportunities that lie ahead."
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.