Whitney Seidel
Cairn University
Whitney Seidel
Head Coach
wseidel@cairn.edu
Cairn
NCAA

Coach Seidel has been the head women's volleyball coach at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA since 2017, after playing for the program for four years. As a collegiate athlete, she was a 2-time Most Valuable Player as a middle blocker and made her way onto Cairn's all time kills and blocks leaderboards. Additionally, Coach Seidel started for one season at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, playing opposite on on the 7th ranked collegiate team in the nation. In her two years as head coach at Cairn, she has started an aggressive rebuilding process, doubling the former years' win totals along with doubling the size of the former roster. Coach Seidel's coaching philosophy is centered on the idea that the sport of volleyball is at its most beautiful when each athlete selflessly plays at their best in order to make their teammates better. The goal of Cairn volleyball is that by the end of a student-athlete's career, they are a better athlete, a better student, and a better person because of the experiences they've gone through with their teammates. We consider success to be a passion for the game that no circumstance can diminish, and we expect each other to play with a determination to succeed that no excuse can overcome. Out team is like a family, and we prize heart and hustle--your character--over everything else. As a program, Cairn volleyball exists to echo the broader goal of Cairn athletics: to honor God by developing men and women of integrity, humility, and discipline though our unified pursuit of athletic excellence.  Cairn University is a Christian NCAA Division III university located in suburban Philadelphia and competing in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.