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Kim Kelly Promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics

Kim Kelly Promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – Carnegie Mellon University Director of Athletics Josh Centor has announced the promotion of Kim Kelly to Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Kelley was named Assistant Director of Athletics in 2015 before moving into the role of Associate Director of Athletics in 2018.

For the past 15 years, Kelly has been the department’s Senior Woman Administrator while overseeing the compliance efforts for the past five. Since 2015, she has served as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University. As Associate Director of Athletics, Kelley added oversight responsibilities for the sports performance team of sports medicine and strength and conditioning, as well as the swimming and diving programs. Additionally, she coordinates varsity team travel and is an administrator for the Tartan Leaders of Tomorrow program.

“Kim is one of the hardest-working and most passionate athletic administrators I have ever been around. She cares deeply about each and every student and does everything she can to positively impact their experience at Carnegie Mellon,” said Centor. “She worked tirelessly over the past two years to ensure we were in compliance with all COVID-19 protocols and prioritized student and community health and well-being each and every day. She richly deserves this promotion to Senior Associate Director of Athletics, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue our work together on behalf of all Tartans.”

Prior to being named Associate Director of Athletics in May of 2018, Kelly served as the head coach of the volleyball team for 14 seasons. She compiled a record of 303-187 at the helm of the Tartans and an overall career mark of 553-269 in 23 years as a head coach. Under Kelly, the program earned five NCAA Championship bids, two runner-up finishes in the ECAC South Volleyball Championship and five top-three finishes in the University Athletic Association (UAA).

Kelly also led the Tartans to six straight seasons of at least 20 wins and won 20 or more matches in 10 of her 14 years on the Carnegie Mellon sideline. In 2017, the Tartans recorded a 30-win season, achieved the program’s best national ranking (6th), and finished ranked 15th in the nation by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). That same season, Kelly was named the AVCA North Region Coach of the Year. She closed her career leading the 2018 Tartans to the NCAA Regional Final for the first time in school history.

Kelly coached 14 AVCA All-Americans, 23 All-Region selections and 50 UAA honorees during her tenure at Carnegie Mellon. In 2014, she coached the program’s first UAA Rookie of the Year selection.