Karen Glover
Karen Glover

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Hiram College (Ohio)


Karen Glover, Catamount Volleyball Adds Travis Nead to Staff

Nead spent 2013 on the sidelines with Eckerd College in Florida


Catamount Volleyball Holds First Preseason Practice

Squad holds two-a-day on Thursday's opening day


Catamounts Release 2014 Volleyball Schedule

Head coach Karen Glover announces 10-match home slate


Glover, WCU Volleyball Inks Four for 2014

Cermin, O'Connor, Reinsborough and VerVelde will strengthen the Catamounts in 2014


WCU's Timmermann Earns Second Team All-Southern Conference

Junior outside hitter named to the All-SoCon Second Team for her efforts during the 2013 season


Catamount Volleyball vs. Samford - Senior Day

Western Carolina played its final regular season match against Samford on Senior Day Saturday evening. Photos courtesy WCU Public Relations.


Western Carolina defeats Appalachian State, 3-2

Western Carolina volleyball downs Appalachian State, 3-2, in its Dig Pink match. All photos courtesy Ashley Evans, WCU Public Relations.


Catamount Volleyball Downs UNC Asheville in Home Opener

Western Carolina halted a five-match slide, downing mountain-rival UNC Asheville in its home opener, 3-1, Tuesday night.

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Karen Glover took the helm of the Western Carolina volleyball program in 2011. Glover, who was named the 2011 Southern Conference Coach of the Year, led the Catamounts to 13 wins in her first season in Cullowhee - the most overall victories since the Catamounts won 16 in 2003. WCU also amassed eight conference wins, making the SoCon Tournament for the first time since 2006.

Western Carolina also placed two freshmen - Caitlin Piechota and Jordan Timmermann - on the SoCon All-Freshmen Team.

In 2013, Glover guided the Catamounts to an 18-13 overall record - the program's first winning ledger and the most victories for the Purple & Gold in a single-season dating back to 2002 (22-12).

Prior to coming to Cullowhee, Glover was an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked as head coach at Arizona Western College. Glover was named Western Carolina's ninth head volleyball coach on March 28, 2011.

Glover brings over a decade of coaching experience to the program, including four seasons as a head coach in the collegiate ranks. She served two separate two-year stints as the head coach at Arizona Western College and Phoenix College.

While at Arizona Western College she directed the team to a National Junior College Athletic Association Region I Tournament appearance, its ninth-consecutive regional appearance. Glover also coached four all-conference performers and an NJCAA All-American. In addition, Glover's program attained a 3.2 overall team grade point average.

Prior to her time at AWC, she spent two years as the head coach at Phoenix College. Glover turned the Lady Bears program around in her first season, as they went from 10 wins in the season prior to a playoff-bound team that won 17 of their last 25 games and finished third in the conference. The following season she directed Phoenix College to an Arizona Community College Athletic Association Co-Championship with a 16-2 league record and a fourth place finish at the national tournament. Overall, Glover had a 45-24 record in her two years at PC and was named 2007 ACCAC Coach of the Year. As well, her squads received NJCAA All-Academic recognition.

Glover began her coaching career at Cactus Shadows HS where she was the varsity volleyball head coach for seven years (1999-2006). She led the program to two Arizona State Championships and five regional titles.

In addition to her coaching experience, she is certified by USA Volleyball and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Glover earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and communications from Hiram College (Ohio) in 1993. She received her master's degree in coach and athletic administration from Concordia University Irvine in 2013.

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