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Thiel graduate returns to lead men’s volleyball program


Thiel graduate returns to lead men’s volleyball program

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College Director of Athletics Amy Schafer recently announced that Dylan Lasher ‘15 has returned to his alma mater to serve as the head coach for men’s volleyball.

Lasher returns to Thiel after starting an NCAA Division III men's volleyball program at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. He recruited 15 student-athletes to compete for the Millikin Big Blue during the program's inaugural season in 2019-20. The Big Blue won three matches and several players ranked in the top 10 individually in the College Conference of Illinois (CCIW) before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season.

Prior to his time at Millikin University, Lasher was the head women's volleyball coach at Chatham University. Lasher was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Coach of the Year in 2017 after leading the Chatham Cougars to a 17-11 record and their first-ever berth in the PAC Championship Tournament. The Cougars broke more than 20 individual and team records under Lasher's tutelage.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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