|Position:||Director of Volleyball Operations|
|Alma Mater:||Emmanuel College|
Stephen Yates joined the Maryland staff in February of 2014 as the Director of Volleyball Operations after spending the last two seasons at the University of Connecticut.
“Stephen is someone I trust and have a great deal of respect for,” Aird said. “He understands the game at a high level and is passionate about helping me build this program. He has a master’s degree in athletic administration and we will lean on his expertise and experience in that area. Stephen will have a variety of roles and I am excited to see his contributions going forward.”
While at UConn, Yates was in charge of video and statistical analysis, and served as video coordinator for the American Athletic Conference.
In 2012, Yates helped the Huskies to a 19-12 season and a fourth place regular season finish in the Big East. The fourth place finish secured a spot for the Huskies in the Big East Tournament for the first time since 2009.
Yates joined the Connecticut coaching staff after spending the 2011 season as an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University.
In 2009, Yates spent the fall season as a graduate assistant at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. in the athletics department while in pursuit of is masters degree.
Yates earned a bachelor of arts in American Studies from Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass. in 2006 and later completed a master's of arts in administration and coaching from Concordia in 2010. He played volleyball at Emmanuel from 2002-06.