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Todd Dagenais Leaves UCF Volleyball After 15 Years

UCF’s winningest volleyball head coach steps down for pro volleyball head coaching job

UCF Volleyball head coach Todd Dagenais (Photo: Derek Warden)
UCF Volleyball head coach Todd Dagenais (Photo: Derek Warden)
Photo: Derek Warden

After 15 years, UCF Knights Volleyball Head Coach Todd Dagenais is moving on, as he steps down from his position to join the new Pro Volleyball Federation franchise in Atlanta, which is scheduled to begin play in early 2024. UCF associate head coach Jenny Maurer will serve as acting head coach.

Dagenais leaves UCF as the winningest coach in program history with 308 wins in 15 years. He was hired in January of 2008, coming over from USC where is he was an assistant coach under Mick Haley.

During the Dagenais Era, UCF made six NCAA Tournament appearances and won six American Athletic Conference Championships (2014, 2018-2022).

In what turned out to be Dagenais’ last season in 2022, the Knights went 28-2 overall and 19-1 in AAC conference play getting a share of its fifth consecutive conference title after defeating Houston in the last regular season match of the season in a classic five-setter.

The Knights advanced to the second round of the tournament before falling to Penn State in four.

Dagenais has coached some of the best players in UCF history, including DeLaina Sarden, Kia Bright, Jordan Pingel, Anne Marie Watson, and the greatest of them all in McKenna Melville, who was the face of the program.

Dagenais goes out on top, having led UCF to five straight American titles in his final five seasons, including a record of 78-4 in The American regular season over that stretch.

The Knights will now enter a new era into the Big 12 with a new Head Coach.