Jill Wilson Season 2024
On Dec. 23, 2021, four-year letterwinner Jill Lytle Wilson returned home as the associate head coach for LSU Volleyball, becoming the first hire under head coach Tonya Johnson.
In addition to her playing career from 1997-2000, Wilson spent 10 seasons as the assistant and then associate head coach at LSU where she helped the Tigers reach six NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2009 SEC Championship. In that time span, Wilson produced 15 All-SEC selections, four AVCA first-Team All-South Region picks, and an AVCA All-American and SEC Player of the Year in middle blocker Brittnee Cooper.
In the 2022 season, the Tigers finished with a 16-14 record, including a 9-9 SEC record that featured two Top 25 victories against No. 20 Arkansas (Sept. 21) and No. 15 Kentucky (Sept. 24). It was the volleyball program’s first winning season since 2019 which led to LSU’s first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament since 2017. The Fighting Tigers also won its first NCAA Tournament match since 2014 with a 3-1 decision over No. 8 seed Hawai’i in Stanford, Calif. (Dec. 2) in the first round.
Wilson assisted in the development of three student-athletes who received AVCA All-Region accolades. Outside hitter Sanaa Dotson and libero Ella Larkin was tabbed to the AVCA South All-Region team, and middle blocker Anita Anwusi was named AVCA South All-Region Honorable Mention.
Off the court, defensive specialist Jill Bohnet, outside hitter Paige Flickinger and setter Josie Vondran were all named to the 2022 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District team (formally known as CoSIDA), and Bohnet was honored to the SEC Community Service team.
Wilson previously served as the associate head coach at Ohio State for two seasons. With the Buckeyes, Wilson helped guide the team to an overall 43-10 record, a 30-8 mark in the Big Ten and consecutive NCAA Regional Semifinal appearances. Wilson developed three AVCA All-Americans, including Emily Londot who was the 2020-21 AVCA National Freshman of the Year, five AVCA All-Region selections and 10 All-Big Ten selections. Before joining the Ohio State coaching staff, Wilson was the head coach at Virginia Tech for three seasons (2018-20).
Wilson also spent time in the ACC as an assistant coach at North Carolina (2002-04) and Wake Forest (2006). In the ACC, she coached two All-Americans, an ACC Player of the Year and helped lead North Carolina to the 2002 regular season ACC Championship and a NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance.