Jason Oliver comes to College Park, Md. from the University of Dayton, where he worked the previous three years under new Terps head coach Tim Horsmon.
Oliver spent the past three seasons at Dayton, primarily working with the Flyers' front row players. Dayton's front row thrived under Oliver's tutelage, hitting over .250 the past two seasons and averaging over 2.6 blocks per game in the same span. Oliver helped train two Atlantic 10 players of the year, two A-10 setters of the year and two A-10 rookies of the year, as well as 11 all-conference performers. The 2005 Flyers set school records in kills (2,143), total attacks (5,523) and assists (1,965).
The Flyers ascended to new heights as a team during Oliver's stay, going 80-24 in three seasons, including three A-10 regular season championships and two A-10 Tournament titles. Last season, Dayton achieved a program best 33-2 record and a No. 12 national ranking.
Oliver assisted Horsmon in all aspects of the Dayton program, including coaching, technical development, scheduling, travel, community involvement and off-season training. Oliver also coached the Dayton Juniors club team all three years of his Dayton tenure.
Prior to Dayton, Oliver spent five seasons at West Virginia as the top assistant in charge of setters and recruiting. He has also served as an assistant coach with Towson University, California Lutheran and Marymount University.
As a collegian, Oliver was an all-league setter for George Mason University, leading the Patriots in assists and digs as a co-captain his senior year. He set school records with 99 assists in a match and 1,638 in a season. Before attending George Mason, Oliver was a two-time, all-league setter at American River Community College in California, where he was team MVP and captain during each of his two seasons.
A native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Oliver received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Mason in 1998 and a Masters of Science in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia in 2005.