B.J. Trame was appointed to the Redbird volleyball staff as an assistant coach in January, 2008.
"When looking for an assistant coach, the qualities that are important to me are loyalty, work ethic and intelligence," said Myers. "B.J. possesses all of these characteristics and he will be a valuable asset to the Illinois State volleyball program. I believe it is a good opportunity for B.J. to develop professionally and it's good for the program to have someone with his qualities."
Trame earned two bachelor's degrees from Miami University in history and sports studies and has a minor in coaching. He is in the process of completing his master's degree in sport behavior and performance, sports psychology this spring.
"I am very excited to be given the opportunity to be a part of Illinois State volleyball," said Trame. "The staff is very committed and has a sound philosophy. I also have the added fortune of being a part of a great athletic department and university."
Trame comes to Illinois State after serving as an interim assistant at the University of Findlay, a Division II school in Findlay, Ohio. At Findlay, Trame assisted with the planning and administration of practices, scouted opponents, organized recruiting and handled travel arrangements.
Trame has extensive experience from Miami as both a coach and player. He was a graduate assistant coach at Miami from 2006-08, helping with the women's volleyball team that won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship in 2007. While an undergraduate at Miami, he also served as an assistant coach for the women's club team from 2005-06 and the head coach from 2006-07. Trame played on the Miami men's club team from 2003-06.
During his time at Miami, Trame also coached for Borderline junior volleyball club team from 2002-08 and the Ohio Valley High Performance Region, winning the USA Volleyball High Performance Championship in 2007.