Annie Feller Named Assistant Volleyball Coach

San JoseAfter an absence from the collegiate volleyball ranks, Annie Feller returns to the gymnasium this fall as an assistant coach for the San Jose State volleyball team. She joins Spartan head coach Oscar Crespo’s staff with current assistant and former Spartan player Jeanine Haldi.

“Annie is a fantastic addition to our coaching staff and the Spartan program,” said Crespo. “She is a very positive influence on our gym and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.”

Feller brings a wealth of volleyball knowledge to the Spartans. She was the head coach at Santa Clara from 1993-98, where she had four winning seasons and made three NCAA tournament appearances. She recorded 20-win seasons in 1993 (22) and 1998 (20). Her team won the 1993 West Coast Conference title.

After serving as an assistant coach for three seasons (1990-92), Feller took over the head coaching duties for the 1993 seasons. Her first team posted a then-school record regular season teams and won its second straight WCC title with a 12-2 mark. That team earned a spot in AVCA/Tachikara Top 25 poll for the first time in school history, finishing the season ranked 22nd.

Prior to her stint at Santa Clara, Feller was an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii as a member of Dave Shoji’s coaching staff. While coaching the Wahine, she helped Hawaii to a national runner-up finish at the 1988 NCAA Tournament. Prior to her stint in Hawaii, Feller was a graduate assistant at Syracuse for the 1987 season.

An All-American at UC Riverside, Feller led her team to the 1986 NCAA Division II National Championship and was honored as Reebok’s Division II Player of the Year. A three-time CCAA first team pick, she was a 1986 Broderick Award nominee and named UC Riverside’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1985 and 1986. Feller was inducted into the UC Riverside Hall of Fame in 1993.

Feller graduated from UC Riverside in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She received a master of arts degree in education administration from Santa Clara in 1994. After college, Feller played professionally for Major League Volleyball’s Los Angeles Starlites for the 1987 season when they won the MVL championship.

Feller resides in Saratoga with her husband Steve and their children Kevin and Adam.

San Jose State Named Annie Feller assistant volleyball coach.

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