Laing Named Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Laing Named Head Women's Volleyball Coach

ERIE, Pa. – Penn State Behrend Athletics has selected Ryan Laing to become the sixth head women's volleyball coach in program history.

Laing joins the Lions after spending two seasons as the head men's volleyball coach and assistant women's volleyball coach at Wells College.

The West Seneca, N.Y. native served as an assistant volleyball coach at Medaille College from 2018-21 with both the men's and women's Mavericks teams.

Laing earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management from Medaille while playing for the Mavericks' men's volleyball team as an outside hitter and being actively involved in Medaille's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Prior to being named an assistant coach at Medaille, he spent a year as a graduate assistant for the women's volleyball team as part of his studies at Canisius College. In that role, he aided the coaching staff in-game film assessment that guided game strategy and player development advancement, in addition to recruiting responsibilities. Laing completed a master of science from Canisius in sports administration.