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Feb. 28, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Head Virginia volleyball coach Aaron Smith announced on Tuesday (Feb. 28) that assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Stephanie Ross will remain with the program.

“It is not easy to find people as well rounded as Stephanie,” Smith said. “She does so much more than train and recruit. Working side-by-side with her these past four years has allowed me to see her value on a daily basis. She is one of the best in the business and I am fortunate to keep her in Charlottesville. Virginia volleyball belongs at the top of the ACC and to build to that point with Stephanie will be extremely rewarding.”

Ross has served as an assistant coach for the last three years with the Cavaliers, helping UVA to back-to-back winning seasons.

“I am beyond excited to be staying at Virginia to continue working with the team and with Aaron,” Ross said. “UVA has become a home to me and I’m thankful to remain in the family. Aaron and I have a great working relationship and I’m looking forward to building on the foundation we’ve worked hard to establish.”

During her tenure at Virginia, Ross has seen the Cavaliers’ program recognized with an honorable mention All-American, eight All-ACC selections, four AVCA All-Region selections and four All-ACC freshmen.

Ross is also the recruiting coordinator for the Cavaliers, helping UVA sign three-straight top-30 recruiting classes. Prior to her time at Virginia, Ross was an assistant coach at Dayton and High Point. While at Dayton, she helped the Flyers to a 16-13 record with two all-conference players. As a member of High Point’s staff, she landed recruits that played for the USA Women’s Junior A2 National Team, as well as Prep Volleyball All-American and Senior Aces list honorees.

A 2009 graduate of Pittsburgh, Ross was a member of the Big East All-Academic squad and a four-year starter for the Panthers. Ross graduated with a degree in sociology.

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