Jason Oliver was named the head women's volleyball coach at the University of Toledo on January 11, 2018.
Oliver came to UT from Indiana, where he spent two years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Hoosiers. Prior to that he was the head coach at High Point from 2009-16.
Oliver's stint as the head coach at High Point was the most successful in school history. He led the team to a record of 118-103 during his tenure, both the highest win total and winning percentage in program history. He led the Panthers to a Big South Conference tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010. Oliver helped his student-athletes achieve 17 all-conference honors, two Big South Freshman of the Year awards, and seven all-freshman team honorees. Off the court, his teams averaged a 3.1 grade point average over seven years, reaching a high of 3.52 in 2015. Two of his former student-athletes were named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, two were named Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year, and eight earned Academic All-Big South distinctions.
Most recently at Indiana, Oliver assisted in leading the Hoosiers to a 21-3 mark in non-conference play over two seasons and coached Jazzmine McDonald to All-Big Ten honors in 2016. As the team's recruiting coordinator, he helped put together a 2017 class that was ranked in the top 30 by PrepVolleyball. Oliver's 2018 recruiting class at Indiana was the most highly regarded in program history, with three top 150 players and the 54th-best player in the nation.
In Oliver's three years at Dayton, the Flyers posted an 80-24 record and earned two NCAA Tournament berths. In 2007, Dayton went 33-2 and achieved a No. 12 national ranking from the America Volleyball Coaches Association, advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. UD spent 14 weeks in the top 25 and grabbed a national RPI ranking as high as No. 8 in the country. In 2005, the Flyers set school records in kills (2,143), total attacks (5.523) and assists (1,965). During his tenure, Oliver helped train two Atlantic-10 Players of the Year, two A-10 Setters of the Year and two A-10 Rookies of the Year, as well as 11 all-conference performers.
During Oliver's time at West Virginia, the Mountaineers recorded their single largest win total in 13 years, improving from a 6-21 record during the 2003 season to an 18-13 record in 2004. Oliver coached two Big East All-Conference players, two academic All-Americans and three All-Big East Academic performers.
Oliver played volleyball at George Mason where he was a co-captain and starting setter during his senior year. He led the team in assists and digs per game in 1997. Oliver set a school record of 99 assists in a match and tallied 1,638 assists in a season.
The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native received his bachelor's degree in communications from George Mason in 1998 and a Master's of Science in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia in 2005.
Oliver and his wife, Kelly, have one son, Miles.