Aline (dos Santos) Scott has been named the new head coach of the Hiram College volleyball program. She replaces Scott Carter, who spent the previous three seasons at the helm.
Scott joins the Terriers after spending the last two seasons as the head coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
In two seasons at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she guided the Crimson Hawks to a 22-41 record and landed the first First Team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honoree for the program since 2006.
Prior to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Scott spent five seasons as the Assistant Coach at the University of Akron. She helped lead the Zips to four Mid-American Conference (MAC) tournament appearances, the biggest single season turn around in 2012, which included the program’s first winning season since 2003 with a 16-13 overall record. In addition, Scott was in charge of all recruiting aspects for the Zips, including identifying prospects and conducting all official and unofficial visits. She was also responsible for opponent scouting and assisted in team and individual training, working closely with setters and outside hitters.
Prior to Akron, Scott served as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan University for two seasons. She helped the Chippewas to the biggest turnaround season in MAC history and seventh-best in NCAA history in 2006 as they posted a record of 17-13, a 12.5-game reversal from the previous year. The improvement continued in 2007 as the Chippewas notched their first 20-win season (22-10) in 22 years and second winning season in the MAC (10-6) since 1996.
Scott enjoyed a brief, record-setting career as a player at Marist College prior to joining the Central Michigan staff. She earned two letters before her career was cut short due to an injury. As of 2007, her two-year totals of 708 kills and 2,039 attacks both rank fifth in Marist’s career records and she is seventh in career digs with 550. She also set the team’s single-season mark for kills (436) and attacks (1,231) during her sophomore season. She was named to the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic team as a sophomore and was elected team captain prior to her sophomore and junior seasons.
The Sao Paulo, Brazil native graduated from Marist in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She was named to the Dean’s List all four years and earned the Marist College President’s Academic Achievement Award in 2005. She also graduated from Central Michigan in 2008 with a Master’s in Sport Administration.