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Jeff Lamm

Jeff Lamm is in his fourth season at the helm of the University of Tampa beach volleyball team, after becoming the first coach in program history, announced in 2017. Lamm was named head coach after spending 15 seasons as an assistant coach with the indoor Tampa volleyball team. This is Lamm’s 28th year coaching volleyball at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. He has also served as the assistant director of Tampa Volleyball Camps since coming to the school.

In the 2021 season, Lamm led the Spartans to their 2nd AVCA Small College Championship in 3 full seasons.  The Spartans finished with a 19-11 record, and received votes for the National Poll.  Tampa’s top pair, Julia Oswald and Rachel Rosequist, were the first players from a Division II University to be named AVCA All-Americans.

In the 2020 campaign, Lamm led the Spartans to a 9-5 overall record. The season was stopped short with 16 duals remaining in the season due to precautionary measures forced by the Coronavirus. The Spartans defeated SSC opponents Palm Beach Atlantic (4-1) and Eckerd (5-0) at the Eckerd College Battle on the Bay on 03/06. UT was on track for another winning season finishing with a 64.3 win percentage.

In just the second season of beach volleyball at UT, Lamm led his squad to the 2019 AVCA Small College National Championship. With the title, UT became the first school in history to win a national championship both indoors and on the beach in the same season. The Spartans finished the season with a 20-10 record, and received votes for the national poll. The Spartan schedule included a total of 18 NCAA Division I opponents, with Tampa posting 20 wins with a top-flight schedule.

In the inaugural season, Lamm led the Spartans to a winning record of 14-10 and took the squad to their first AVCA Small College Championships where they finished fourth. 

In 2011, Lamm was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association of America (AVCA) as its National Assistant Coach of the Year.

With the indoor team, he won three national championships, had twelve trips to the Elite 8, seven Final 4 appearances, two National Runner-up finishes, and 16 Sunshine State Conference Titles.

Prior to the 2006 season, Lamm was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach. As the top assistant, Lamm helped the Spartans to the program’s first NCAA II national championship.

Lamm has enjoyed success at every level, including his stint as the first assistant for TEAM FLORIDA, a USA High-Performance team that won the gold medal in 2004 at the High Performance Championships. In 2003, he was named the USAV Florida Region Coach of the Year for his work with the Tampa Bay Junior Volleyball Club, where he has served as head coach from 2002 – 2007.

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