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Tyler Consolidated To Host Tusculum University Volleyball Camps

By Staff | Jun 17, 2020

Tyler Consolidated High School Volleyball will once again be hosting its annual camp, which features coaches from Tusculum University. This camp is for students entering grades 5 through 8 in 2020-21, and will begin on Wednesday, July 29 and last through Saturday, August 1 at the Tyler Consolidated High School gymnasium from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

The cost per camper is $85 if postmarked by July 15, or $95 if postmarked after July 15.

Although the camp is open to all participants, the camp is limited to 32 campers per session, in accordance with the rules on gatherings. Campers can also be assured that the camp will be following proper COVID-19 screening and mitigation measures.

Coaches Danielle Marante and Jason Morris of Tusculum University will also be in attendance.

Danielle Marante – Head Women’s Volleyball Tusculum University – is a four-time NCAA Division II All-American at the University of Tampa. She was recently named the head coach at Tusculum University after two seasons on the women’s volleyball staff at Marshall University. While at the Huntington, West Virginia school she served as the program’s recruiting coordinator and mentored two All-Conference USA standouts in Madison Hill and Ciara Debell along with All-Freshman selection Addisyn Rowe.

Prior to Marshall, Marante served as the head volleyball coach for the Tampa Preparatory School during the 2016-2017 academic year, while also working with the Tampa Bay One/Rogue Volleyball Club for three years. She also has five years of experience in the education sector and three more in the fitness industry, serving as a personal trainer.

As a student-athlete, she had one of the most successful careers in the history of the Tampa volleyball program, becoming just the fourth player in the history of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) to earn All-America honors four times.

She was also an All-Sunshine State Conference selection and an All-Region choice in each of her four seasons with the Spartans and was selected as the 1999 Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year and the 1996 SSC Freshman of the Year.

During her playing career she led the Spartans to four SSC Championships while posting a 52-4 league record (.929) in her four seasons at Tampa. The Spartans also accounted for a 128-17 overall record (.883) which included four trips to the NCAA II Tournament. Tampa finished as national runner-up in 1998 and 1999 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 1998.

Marante was the first Tampa student-athlete to be voted the Sunshine State Conference Female Athlete of the Year and is the all-time leader in assists at both Tampa and the SSC, having dished out 6,213 for her career. For her efforts, she was inducted to the University of Tampa Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame in 2006. S

he was also named the top player for the SSC Silver Anniversary Team.

She graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in 2000 and later earned her master’s degree in education in 2003 from Fayetteville State University.

Jason Morris served as the head coach at Vanguard High School In Ocala, Florida for nine years. During his tenure there, the team was state champions two times and state runner-ups three times.

Morris was named Florida Coach of the Year, as well as the District Coach of the Year. He is also renowned for his successes coaching and developing club volleyball in both Florida and West Virginia. His teams have won three AAU National Championships and six national qualifiers.

Previously, Morris was an assistant coach at Marshall University. He currently is an assistant at Tusculum University.

For those interested, contact Coach Summers for a registration form or more information.