Jamie Spangler was named head coach of The University of Scranton women’s volleyball program before the 2013 season. He is the 12th head coach in the Royal women’s volleyball program’s 44-year history. In his first eight seasons at Scranton, he had led the Royals to a total of 151 victories, including a school record 35 in 2017 when he was named the Landmark Conference Coach of the Year and saw junior Kristin Kirwin earn All-American honorable mention accolades.
In his first seven seasons at the helm, Spangler has led the Royals to berths in the Landmark Conference Tournament in each season, highlighted by a runner-up finish in 2017. Spangler also led Scranton to 23 wins in 2014 – when he mentored the University’s first volleyball All-American, senior Julia Crilly – and 25 victories in 2015, the most in a campaign since 2007.
Spangler came to Scranton after spending 2012-13 as the head boys’ and girls’ volleyball coach at nearby Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, Pa., where he graduated in 2005. Spangler led the Lady Comets to a 16-4 record and a runner-up finish in District 2 during the fall season. In the spring campaign, he led the boys to a 12-3 finish and second place in the Lackawanna League. In 2022, Coach Spangler led the Abington Heights boy’s volleyball team to their first-ever district title. He coached numerous all-league players and the Region Player of the Year, Nate Steenback.
Before taking the coaching position at Abington Heights, Spangler spent four years (2009-12) as the head coach of the Pittsburgh women’s volleyball club, a student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh that competed in approximately three to five events each semester, including the National Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships in the spring.
While at Pittsburgh, Spangler served as the University of Pittsburgh men’s club volleyball president from 2007 to 2009. The club team is a National Collegiate Volleyball Federation member, which promotes organized collegiate club volleyball for men and women. The team at Pitt annually competed in tournaments at Pitt and other universities across the country in both the fall and spring semesters.
Spangler is a native of nearby Clarks Summit.