Dan O'Keefe
Wright State University
Dan O'Keefe
Assistant Coach
dan.okeefe@wright.edu
Wright State
Division 1

Dan O'Keefe joined the Wright State volleyball staff during the summer of 2018.  He was on the staff at the University of Dayton for the 2017 campaign after graduating from Saint Xavier University. In his first season with the Raiders, O'Keefe coached three Horizon League All-Conference players during the program's most successful season in recent history. The Raiders qualified for the Horizon League tournament for the first time in a decade, posted the best record in 15 years (15-14), and earned their first win over a Power 5 opponent since 2006.  O'Keefe coached six Atlantic 10 All-Conference players during his time at Dayton, including the Setter of the Year (Jane Emmenecker) and Player of the Year (Amber Erhahon). Senior middle blocker Amber Erhahon was also named a member of the AVCA Honorable Mention All-America Team after finishing the 2017 season ranked fourth nationally with a .422 hitting percentage and 54th nationally with 1.22 blocks per set. Her .413 career hitting percentage is a Dayton program record. The Flyers finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 23-8, with a conference record of 13-1. O'Keefe was an active coach in the club, high school, and local volleyball community in Chicago from 2014-2017 and continues to coach club at Elevation Volleyball Club in Ohio. In 2018, the Elevation 16 O'Keefe team earned a bronze medal at the USAV Junior Olympics in the national division. During his time at Michio Chicago Volleyball Academy, he helped lead the Michio 17 National Team to a fifth-place finish at the USAV Girls Junior National Championship (17 Open) in 2015, followed by a ninth place finish at AAUs (16 Open) with the Michio 16 National Team in 2016. O'Keefe served as the Junior Varsity Girl's Volleyball Head Coach at St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School in 2016, after a successful season as the head coach of the freshman team in 2015. During his time with the Wolfpack, O'Keefe tallied a 41-17 (.707) record. Additionally, O'Keefe has been a camp and clinic coach for Elite Volleyball Program on the south side of Chicago since 2014. He has worked dozens of camps and clinics with Elite, from fundamental camps for grade school athletes to high level high school clinics with some of the best coaches in the area. O'Keefe, a native of Chicago, was a 2016 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Second Team and All-Academic Team selection at Saint Xavier. He was also a two-time SXU Student-Athlete Gold Medal winner.