Virginia Tech announced hiring of Jill Lytle Wilson as the new volleyball coach on Thursday night, who is just the fourth coach in the program’s history.
“We are excited to welcome Jill and her husband, Jared, to Virginia Tech,” Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said in a written statement. “Jill served as an integral component of an LSU program that became a perennial NCAA tournament team during her tenure in the highly-competitive Southeastern Conference. We heard from some of the most respected coaches in the country about Jill’s many talents, and their sentiments were very consistent that the school that recruited her away from her alma mater was going to be fortunate to have Jill lead their volleyball program.”
Wilson was the recruiting coordinator previously at LSU, where she signed five top-30 recruiting classes in her 10 years there. While Wilson was on staff at LSU, the Tigers made six NCAA Tournament appearances, three 25-win seasons and an SEC Championship in 2009.
“I am thrilled and humbled to accept this opportunity to serve as head volleyball coach at Virginia Tech,” Wilson said in a written statement. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to have learned so much from all the coaches that I played for and worked with over the years. I’m especially appreciative of Fran Flory having faith in me as a student-athlete, and later as an assistant coach for her at LSU. I owe her, my administration at LSU and all our student-athletes a huge debt of gratitude. I can’t wait to meet all our Virginia Tech student-athletes and get to work in Blacksburg.”
Prior to her arrival at LSU, Wilson served as an assistant at North Carolina from 2002-2004 and served as the top assistant at Wake Forest in 2006. Wilson played volleyball at LSU from 1997-2000 and was on the 2000 team that made the SEC Tournament finals.