Kelley Wernert will serve a third season as an assistant coach for the East Carolina volleyball program in 2011.
Wernert, a 2008 graduate of East Carolina, entered the coaching profession with the Pirates after turning in one of the best careers in program history. She is the all-time leader in kills with 1,620, sits 16th on the Conference USA career kill ledger and owns the school's top single-season kill mark, putting down 627 as a senior (2007). That final season, Wernert broke the Pirate single-match kill total with 31 at UNC Wilmington, earning her CVU.com National Player-of-the-Week honors. She also led ECU in kills, kills per game, attempts, service aces, solo blocks, total blocks and points per game and was second in blocks per set. Additionally, Wernert turned in a Pirate career-best 27 double-doubles and notched double-digit kills in 28-consecutive matches and 60 of her last 64.
The former AAU All-American set up her senior campaign by turning in a strong junior year, which resulted in her selection to the All-Conference First Team. Wernert would repeat that performance in her final season while also garnering C-USA Preseason Team selection.