Kelly Maxwell | Assistant Coach
Kelly Maxwell enters her first season as an assistant coach for the University of Toledo volleyball program.
Prior to joining the Rockets, Maxwell served as a volunteer assistant coach at Central Michigan for one season. She also spent six months as an assistant coach and setter coach for the Legacy Volleyball Club National Teams and U-17 team before working with the Chippewas.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity,” Maxwell said. “Over the years as a conference rival, I have seen Greg establish great work ethic and passion in his teams.
Maxwell was a three-year starter and two-year captain during her time as a Chippewa (2010-13). She completed the 2011 and 2012 seasons ranked in the top 15 in assists in the country, and finished third in school history with 3,512 career assists.
A two-time Academic All-MAC honoree, Maxwell was named to the 2011 MAC All-Tournament Team and helped the Chippewas advance to the NCAA Championships by winning the MAC Tournament.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kelly to our staff,” Head Coach Greg Smith said. “She was a very impressive setter at CMU so we’re excited to have her direct and train our setters. Kelly will bring a competitive fire to the team and an enthusiasm for the game.”
“I feel very fortunate to be able to join this program and to be a part of the University of Toledo.
An Okemos, MI native, Maxwell graduated from CMU in 2015 with a degree in elementary education.
Bethany Martin | Assistant Coach
Bethany Martin is entering her first season as an assistant coach for the Toledo Volleyball program. Martin comes to UT after serving as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb for five seasons, where she aided in recruiting, practices, scouting, match planning, team travel, academic support and off-season workouts.
“I am extremely fortunate and thrilled about this opportunity that has been given to me,” Martin said. “I am a very positive coach, and I really emphasize the teaching aspect of the game. I have a lot of experience training middles and right-sides but have mentored all the positions on the court.”
Martin worked extensively with both the middle blockers and right-side hitters at Gardner-Webb. During that time, the Runnin’ Bulldogs set new single-season school records for total blocks (236) and block assists (308). The 2011 team also had the second-highest total blocks per set (2.05), while both solo blocks (82) and assists per set (11.05) both ranked third-highest overall.
Prior to her work at GWU, Martin spent two years as an assistant coach at Central Michigan, where the Chippewas posted a 31-28 overall record, finished second in the MAC West Division in 2009, and advanced to the MAC Tournament semifinals for the first time since 1996.
“I am extremely excited to welcome Bethany to our coaching staff,” Head Coach Greg Smith said. “She will add a lot to our team on and off the court due to her experience at Gardner-Webb and CMU. She has a really positive energy and enthusiasm for the game that will be a great asset to our program.”
As a player, Martin was a four-year letterwinner at Gardner-Webb at middle blocker. Martin finished her career with the GWU record for career blocks (228) and tied for ninth overall in service aces (76). She remains one of four student-athletes in GWU’s Division I history to break the 1,000-kill mark (1,060).
A native of Beaver Dam, WI, Martin graduated from Gardner-Webb in 2009 with a degree in health and wellness. Martin also has received a master’s degree in sports administration from Central Michigan.