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Silver State VBC Staff

Jim Saari | Recruiting Coordinator

Coached numerous teams for Silver State ranging from 15-18 age groups. Since becoming Recruiting Coordinator in 2006, he has helped well over 100 players continue their volleyball careers in college with 21 playing Division I.

Jim's Coaching Experience

Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

(1979 NCAA Elite Eight)

Assistant Men's Volleyball Coach

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

(Two NCAA Final Fours- 1982, 1983)

Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Western Wyoming College

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

University of Nevada

Reno, Nevada

Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

(5 straight Sun Belt Conference Championships-1985-1989)

(1 Conference USA Championship- 1995)

Consultant - Finnish National Women's Team


Previous Club Coaching experience:

Central Ohio Jrs

High Desert Jrs

Tampa Bay Jrs

  • E-mail: jdsaari@earthlink.net
  • Phone:(775) 250-1755

Coach Jim Saari's Top Accomplishments

  • Since becoming Recruiting Coordinator for the Capital City VBC in 2006, every senior player who sought a college volleyball scholarship has received one
  • Assistant coach for 16 years at the NCAA Division I level at Ohio State University (men's and women's team), University of Utah, University of Nevada, and the University of South Florida.
  • Assistant coach, 10 conference winning teams (4 Big Ten Championships, 5 Sun Belt Conference Championships, and one Conference USA Championship).
  • Assistant coach of 1984 Ohio State women's team that finished ranked 6th in the nation after making the NCAA Elite Eight National Championship.
  • Coached 2 NCAA All- Americans (Karen Alsbrooks, Mary Ormsby), one Olympian (Ormsby- Team Canada), and 27 all college all conference players.
  • Coached in two NCAA Final Fours as an Assistant Coach with the Ohio State men's volleyball team (two 3rd place national finishes).