Stefanie Holler’s arrival at St. Edward’s coincided with head coach Mary DeJute’s hiring in preparation for the 2015 season.
The pair was reunited after Holler had a four-year collegiate playing career under DeJute at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C.
8783In two seasons with the Hilltoppers, Holler saw SEU improve from a 6-10 league record in 2015 to a 9-5 Heartland Conference record in 2016 while helping guide libero Morgan Beckham to All-Conference honors in 2016.
Prior to SEU, Holler built 10 years of coaching experience at various levels of competition. She started her coaching career as a senior in high school, where she volunteered as a second assistant for one of the younger teams at her volleyball club.
Throughout college, Holler stayed in the coaching world by serving as head coach for a number of club teams in the Charlotte, N.C., area. Following graduation, she went back to Triangle Volleyball Club where she was the assistant coach for two seasons and head coach for one season. All three of the teams she worked with at Triangle were national level teams. Many alumni signed with top NCAA Division I programs around the country.
In 2014, Holler was named head women’s volleyball coach at Rolesville High School, where she led the team to their winningest season in school history. Before moving to Austin, Holler started and directed a youth volleyball league in her home town of Wake Forest, N.C. That club has now tripled in size with more than 300 athletes.
As a student-athlete at Belmont Abbey, Holler was a four-year academic and athletic scholarship winner from 2008 to 2012. She qualified for the dean’s list and was honored as a member of Conference Carolina’s All-Academic Team. The 2011 team captain, Holler graduated in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minors in both Education and Sociology.
Jared Te'o was announced as the assistant volleyball coach for the Hilltoppers in July of 2018.
Te’o has been coaching at Austin Juniors Volleyball since 2017 and before that was at Dallas based TAV where his teams won USAV National Championships in 2016 and 2017. As an assistant coach, Te’o played a key role in helping bring home a gold medal in the Open Division with TAV 17 Black who amassed a record of 102-3, and another Open Division gold medal with TAV 13 Black the year prior. He spent the 2014 season as an assistant with TAV 18 Black, which won the Open Division in 2 qualifiers(Lone Star and Northern Lights) as well as a top 10 finish at nationals. This most recent season at Austin Juniors, Te’o assisted the girls 18 Mizuno Team which qualified in 18 Open for USAV Nationals, as well as the Boys 15 Mizuno Team which placed 5th in Club at the USAV Boys National Championships. Jared has coached and trained many players who've went on to have very successful collegiate careers and a few who are currently playing at the next level.
Te’o is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's degree in sociology, as well as a teaching certification in Physical Education. As a player, Te’o played on the Men’s Club Volleyball team at The University of Texas in Arlington and has medaled in USAV Adult Nations as a middle blocker. Te’o currently resides in Austin, TX.