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After spending the 2012 as an assistant coach under Linda Renzi, Joanna (Nist) Haupt was named head coach following the season.
Haupt, a PIAA All-State selection at Rockwood High School in Rockwood, Pa., took her volleyball talents to California University (PA) where she became a three-time Atlantic Region Player of the Year and a two-time NCAA Division II All-American. Haupt was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Player of the Year in 2009 and was named to the Atlantic Region All-Tournament Team on three occasions. She holds California (PA) career records for kills (1,897), aces (180), and total games-played (519).
In the classroom, Haupt was a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All District choice. She graduated with a 3.78 overall GPA as a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education. Haupt is a fifth and sixth-grade reading teacher in the Blacklick Valley School District in Nanty Glo.
Haupt has spent time coaching under the Foothills Volleyball Junior Olympic Club and the Highlands Volleyball Junior Olympic Club.