In 12 seasons as the leader of the Yale volleyball program, Erin Appleman has established herself as one of the most accomplished volleyball coaches in Ivy League history.
Appleman has guided the Bulldogs to seven Ivy League Championships (2004, 2008, 2010-2014), six NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, 2008, 2011-2014), four 20-plus win seasons (2005, 2008, 2009, 2013) and became the first coach in conference history to win an NCAA match -- a feat she has accomplished twice (2004 and 2008). Appleman earned AVCA Regional Coach of the Year following the 2004 season.
A national champion prior to arriving at Yale, Appleman spent eight years as an assistant at Penn State. Appleman assisted legendary head coach Russ Rose and helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 1999 National Championship and five Final Fours.
Appleman has built a winning tradition at Yale. At the helm of the Bulldogs, Appleman has produced the best winning percentage -- .731 -- in program history with an overall record of 220-81 entering the 2015 season.
Kevin Laseau Associate Head Coach of Women's Volleyball
Kevin Laseau has completed 11 seasons on Erin Appleman's staff and the Bulldogs have won seven Ivy League titles.
Yale is 194-73 (.730) during Laseau’s tenure, and has won at least 10 Ivy League matches in all 11 of his seasons in New Haven. In addition, Yale has six NCAA Tournament appearances in his 11 years with the program.
During the 2014 season, Yale won its 5th straight league title, the longest streak in Ivy League women's volleyball history. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAAs and dropped a hard-fought 3-0 decision to 11th-seeded Arizona of the PAC 12.
Laseau was on the sidelines for the Bulldogs’ 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Ivy League Championships, along with its two NCAA Championship First-Round victories.
Laseau was promoted to associate head coach at Yale in 2008.
Laseau came to the Elm City with over 20 years of national club coaching experience, which includes a National Junior Championship and three bronze medals in the 16-open division with the prestigious Munciana (Ind.) Volleyball club.