Andrew Kroger, who spent three seasons as an assistant volleyball coach at Villanova, is in his fourth season as an assistant coach at La Salle in 2016.
Kroger helped the program achieve a nine game improvement in the win column in his first season on campus. Kroger helped Ashley Felton record 54 block assists in 2014 which was the most in a season for La Salle since 2007.
In his second season at 20th and Olney, Kroger saw Jensen Sharrits recognized on the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, the fourth to be recognized for All-Rookie in team history and saw the team honored with the AVCA Team Academic Award for squads who maintained a 3.30 cumulative average.
"Having Andrew join our staff is a great win for the La Salle volleyball program," head coach Caitlin Rimgaila said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and prior Division I experience to our gym. Andrew has a great passion for the game and a tremendous technical knowledge of the sport. I look forward to working with him to bring La Salle volleyball into a new era of success."
Kroger worked with the middle blockers at Villanova and was also responsible for video analysis and tape exchange, as well as event management, team planning and statistics.
"I feel incredibly fortunate and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Rimgaila at La Salle," Kroger said. "I look forward to being a part of the La Salle community and helping the volleyball program grow in competitiveness in the Atlantic 10 and nationally."
During the 2012 season Kroger helped to coach a young Wildcats team which received excellent performances from its middle blockers. Freshman Gabby Pethokoukis led the team in blocks and averaged over one block per set while ranking among the BIG EAST leaders in total blocks.
Prior to arriving at Villanova, Kroger was an assistant coach at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati and also coached at the Team Z Volleyball Club, where he was head coach for the 15 Navy and 15 Orange squads.
Kroger is a 2011 graduate of Xavier, where he was the president of the men's club volleyball team and also played on the squad for three years.
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