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Travis Filar is entering his third season with Chattanooga after being named the program's sixth head coach on Feb. 17, 2011.
2012: A Season of Success:
- Chattanooga Volleyball’s 9 win improvement from 2011 to 2012 was tied for the 5th best improvement in the country in NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball (out of 330 Division I teams)
- Made it to the Southern Conference Tournament for the first time in 4 years
- Freshman outside hitter, Briana Reid (Houston, TX) was named to the 2012 Southern Conference All-Freshmen Team
- Senior libero, Paula Passmore (Merritt Island, FL) was named the 2012 Southern Conference Libero of the Year, awarded 2012 2nd Team All-Conference, and finished the season 2nd in the country in digs/set.
- Senior middle blocker, Christina Teter (Signal Mountain, TN) was awarded 2012 Academic All-American, the first student-athlete to ever be named to that team.
- In our 2012 season, 11 of our 13 student-athletes were named to either the university’s Dean’s List (3.2 GPA or higher) or the AD Honor Roll (3.0 – 3.2 GPA). Our team GPA for the fall semester of 2012 was a 3.3
- Senior middle blocker, Christina Teter (Signal Mountain, TN) was named a 2012 Academic All-American, the first student-athlete to ever be awarded that in Chattanooga Volleyball history.
Filar comes to Chattanooga after spending four seasons as an assistant coach at North Carolina. There he helped guide the Tar Heels to a 25-10 record in 2010, including a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a member of the Tar Heel staff, he primarily worked with the middle blockers, liberos, defensive specialists and coordinated the team's defensive and blocking systems. He coached three American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans in middle blocker Heather Brooks and liberos Brianna Eskola and Kaylie Gibson.
Eskola finished her career as the all-time digs leader in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), while Gibson was named the 2010 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Three of the middle blockers he coached at Carolina are currently playing professionally in Europe.
The Davidson, N.C, native also coached six AVCA All-East Region players and seven All-ACC performers over his career at UNC. The Tar Heels led the ACC in digs per set for the third-consecutive season in 2010, finishing the season No. 9 in the nation in that category.
In 2008, he guided a defense that ranked second in the nation in digs per set. The Tar Heels were also first in the ACC in opponent hitting percentage and second in the league in blocks per set. UNC won the ACC title that season, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Before coming to North Carolina, Filar was on the coaching staff at Memphis beginning in 2005. His responsibilities were with the middle blockers and team defensive systems.
During his two seasons with the Tigers, he coached two AVCA All-Americans in Laura Cote and Shelby Burton, three AVCA All-Midwest Region players and three Conference USA all-league performers including the 2006 Libero of the Year. Memphis finished with a 27-8 record in 2006 and was one win from the C-USA title.
Filar worked two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Kentucky. While working with the Wildcats, he also was involved in the community by coaching the boys and girls basketball teams at Trinity Christian Academy in Lexington, Ky.
Prior to starting his coaching career, Filar played two seasons of men's club volleyball at Furman. He graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2000.
He spent two years at his alma mater as an assistant coach and assistant camp director from 2001-03. During that span, he guided four Southern Conference all-league performers.
Additionally, he has worked as an assistant volleyball clinician at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Girls Sports Camp at Gardner-Webb University. He also served as a court coach at volleyball camps at Charlotte and Davidson.
Filar is married to the former Natalie Muro, a four-year women's soccer letter winner at Furman. The couple has a daughter, Savanna Grace, born on Feb. 10, 2009, and son, Luke born on June 3, 2011.