2014 will be assistant coach Aven Lee's second season on head coach Ruth Lawnanson's staff.
Prior to coming to Nevada, Lee spent the last four seasons as the assistant women's volleyball coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. On the court, Lee focused on the team's passing and defense. Her responsibilities also included travel, academics, admissions, eligibility & compliance, recruiting, match scouting and pre-season and tournament coordinating.
Over the years, she has been involved with USA Volleyball. She coached for various USA High Profile camps and teams including the 2009 Women's National A2 Team and the 2008 Girls Junior National A2 Team.
Lee spent a decade coaching out of Hawaii at the junior national and high school levels. She has coached club for Asics Rainbows VBC, Imi Ike VBC, Kilohana VBC, Magnum 5.0 VBC, and Quicksets VBC on the islands.
Lee has coached high school varsity girls volleyball in Hawaii both as a head coach and as an assistant coach. She was an assistant at Kamehameha High School (2001-2002) and Iolani High School (2005-2008).
She spent two seasons as the Head Coach for Kalani High School out of Honolulu, Hawaii. In those two years, the Falcons were named the OIA Champions, finished No. 3in the State of Hawaii and Lee earned Oahu Interscholastic Association Coach of the Year honors.
Before her coaching career, Lee played collegiately at the University of Hawaii for Dave Shoji and Charlie Wade from 1996-2000. Lee was a Defensive-specialist/Outside Hitter for the Rainbow Wahine.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii in 2002, majoring in Sociology.