Steve Semler joins the Maryland volleyball staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2017 season.
A 2012 graduate of Penn State, Semler served as a student manager during the Nittany Lions' 2008, '09 and '10 NCAA Championship-winning seasons. While at Penn State, Semler worked with current Maryland coaches Steve Aird, Adam Hughes and Kristin Carpenter.
"I have known Steve for a decade and I trust him," Aird said. "He has an elite volleyball IQ and understands how I want to run my program. The staff and team know I value his feedback and I am thrilled he will be involved with our program this season."
While a graduate student at American University of Beirut in Lebanon, he competed for the school's varsity volleyball team in numerous indoor and beach tournaments in the region and Europe.
With the Terps, the Pittsburgh, Pa., native will assist in training setters and formulating scouting reports. In addition to his duties as a volunteer assistant, Semler is a legislative director for a government relations firm on Capitol Hill and is also an adviser to humanitarian organizations operating in the Middle East.