Megan Hodge Easy Joins Penn State Women’s Volleyball Coaching Staff

Katie Schumacher-Cawley is expanding her coaching core following her first season at the helm of Penn State women’s volleyball.

Megan Hodge Easy will join the Nittany Lions’ coaching staff as an assistant coach, the program announced Friday. Hodge, a Nittany Lion herself from 2006 to 2009, led the group to three national titles throughout her collegiate career.

Hodge was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in her collegiate debut in 2006 and again following her senior season in 2009. The outside hitter was also named the NCAA Championship Most Valuable Player after two of Penn State’s three national championships during her time in Happy Valley.

Hodge’s career marks rank high in program history with 2,142 kills, 1,150 digs, 297 blocks, and 107 aces.

The 6’3″ phenom continued her volleyball career after graduation and she earned a silver medal with the United States National Team in the 2012 London Olympics. Hodge continued playing professionally in Puerto Rico, Italy, Poland, Azerbaijan, China, and Brazil, too.

Hodge will join assistant coaches Daniel Gwitt and Brian Toron on the Nittany Lions’ staff ahead of its 2023 campaign. In Schumacher-Cawley’s first season leading the program, Penn State completed a 26-8 season, advanced to its 42nd-consecutive NCAA Tournament, and spent 16 weeks ranked in the AVCA Poll with a season-high at No. 9.

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