Eyal Zimet | Assistant Coach
Eyal Zimet is entering his first season as an assistant coach with the Dartmouth volleyball team in 2016.
He comes to Dartmouth after having spent the past four years at the University of San Francisco, where he was assistant indoor volleyball coach and co-head coach of the sand volleyball team, working alongside Gilad Doron for both.
He has over 22 years of competitive volleyball experience to his name. He spent nine years on the Israeli National Team, including two years as captain. He then departed his native Israel to play for the University of Hawaii, where he helped the Rainbow Warriors to the 2002 NCAA Championship. A four-year letterwinner as an outside hitter, Zimet served as team captain and was an Academic All-American as a senior.
He moved on to the AVP Tour in 2006 and was runner-up for rookie of the year honors. A semifinalist in the 2009 AVP Brooklyn, Zimet finished in the top 10 in the final 2010 team rankings. He represented the United States on the sand overseas, helping his team to the bronze medal in Chennai, India, in his third international tournament.
An experienced clinician in both indoor and beach environments, Zimet served as the head coach of the Panamanian National Beach Volleyball Team and guided the program to a silver medal in the FIVB Olympic Qualifier. During his AVP career, Zimet developed conditioning and training programs for several tour professionals and served as an advisor for international teams that included Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Turkey.
Zimet ran the Eyal Zimet Volleyball Camps in West Bengal, India, and served as camp director for the Ramah Darom Volleyball Camps in Atlanta. He also served as a clinician at the UH and USF volleyball camps.
Zimet graduated from Hawaii in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Information and Computer Science. A four-time Dean’s List selection, Eyal is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and served in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
Olivia Lathrop | Assistant Coach
Olivia Lathrop was named an assistant volleyball coach in March of 2018. Lathrop spent the last two years as a graduate assistant at DeSales University.
While in Center Valley, Lathrop assisted with practice planning, team management, travel arrangements and recruiting. Lathrop helped lead the 2017 team to an undefeated conference record for the first time in a decade and was part of the staff that coached both the 2016 and 2017 teams to the MAC Freedom Conference Championship.
Lathrop started her collegiate volleyball career at Southern Connecticut State (2012-14) before transferring to Western New England University (2014-16). While at WNE, she was captain, all-conference, academic all-conference and a Student Athletic Advisory Committee member.
She graduated summa cum laude in 2016 with a degree in sport management and a minor in athletic coaching. Lathrop was pursuing a master’s in business administration while at DeSales. In 2015-16, she was a member of the professional team the New England Midnight Riders, a team that plays in the Premier Vo.