TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2003
Courtney Dipert Named Head Volleyball Coach

Feb. 4, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University has named Courtney Dipert, a former assistant coach at Duke and Florida State, as its head volleyball coach JU athletic director Hugh Durham announced on Tuesday. Dipert becomes the fifth head coach in Dolphin history and succeeds Robin Mignerey, who resigned after three seasons to spend more time with her family.

"Courtney has been a part of two quality programs as an assistant coach (Florida State and Duke)," Durham said. "She has great energy and enthusiasm, and we're excited to have her as part of the Dolphin family."

Dipert spent last season as an assistant coach at Duke, where she helped the Blue Devils to a 24-10 record and a third-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. She served as the program's recruiting coordinator and was the assistant director of the Duke Volleyball Camp. Dipert also spent two seasons as an assistant at Florida State where her responsibilities included helping with recruiting and scouting. The Seminoles went 17-12 in 2001 and finished as the runner-up in the ACC Tournament, while finishing 21-11 in 2000.

The 24-year-old native of Lisle, Ill., earned her bachelor's degree in sport management from Florida State and earned her master's degree in sport administration in 2001. She played for the Seminoles from 1996-99, helping lead them to the ACC Championship in 1998, a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 1997 and 1998 and was named the Golden Nole, given to the team's most valuable player, in 1999. She was also an outstanding student, earning Dean's List honors and ACC Honor Roll recognition three-straight years.

"I am excited for Jacksonville University to be my first head coaching job," Dipert said. "I believe the program has a lot of potential and the team has a great group of players to work with. I am also excited to be back in Florida, where I am most comfortable with the high school and club programs."

Dipert inherits a Dolphin team that went 14-13 last season and finished fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference with a record of 7-4, while advancing to the semifinals of the A-Sun Championship.