Haimann selected as Hamilton assistant volleyball coach

Sam Haimann is the new assistant volleyball coach at Hamilton College.
Sam Haimann is the new assistant volleyball coach at Hamilton College.

Sam Haimann, previously an assistant women's volleyball coach at Division I Lafayette College for the past three seasons, has been hired to serve in the same capacity at Hamilton College.

Haimann helped with program operations, including travel coordination and facility and equipment management, at Lafayette. He prepared weekly scouting reports and objectives for upcoming competition and was the primary contact for the Leopards' nationwide recruitment program.

"Sam brings with him an energy and excitement that is contagious," Hamilton head volleyball coach Kristin Baker said. "His experience recruiting and training student-athletes who are drawn to high-level academic environments is going to benefit our current players as well as future players. I am excited to have him join our Hamily!"

Haimann was an assistant men's volleyball coach at Kean University in 2015 when the Cougars set a program record with 31 wins, captured the Skyline Conference tournament title and competed in the NCAA Division III championship. He's been a coach and a clinician for East Coast Power Volleyball in Pennsylvania since 2016 and was a head coach for the Central Jersey Volleyball Academy from 2010 until 2015.

Haimann transferred to Kean after playing men's volleyball for two years at Saint Francis University (Pa.). He led Kean in assists and service aces in 2011, which happened to be the first season in program history. He was second on the team in digs per set in 2012 as the Cougars finished 25-11 overall and were Skyline Conference regular season co-champions with a 13-1 record. The two-time team captain helped lead Kean to its first Skyline tournament championship and NCAA tournament bid later that same year. He still holds a share of the program record for most digs and most solo blocks in a match.