CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Head coach Gokhan Yilmaz has announced the hiring of Margeaux Sinibaldi as an assistant coach to join the Charlotte 49ers volleyball program. Sinibaldi, who played collegiately at division two power Tampa winning a national title in 2006, is a two-time AVCA All-American as well as an ESPN Academic All-American.
“We are glad Margeaux decided to join our program,” commented Head Coach Gokhan Yilmaz. “I thought we signed our first impact recruit when (assistant coach) Nicole Miller decided to join us back in February. Margeaux established herself as the best candidate due to her stellar playing career with her All-American selections, National Championship at the University of Tampa, her willingness to learn and attention to detail. She will work with our passers and defenders and take an extensive role in day to day operations and recruiting.”
A 2008 graduate of the University of Tampa helped lead the Spartans to a 2006 National Championship being named to the championship’s all-tournament team. Sinibaldi also racked up awards as a four-time AVCA all-south region performer gaining recognition in the Sunshine State Conference as a three-time first team all-conference player. Sinibaldi graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tampa in ’08 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Sinibaldi comes to Charlotte after a brief stint as a volunteer assistant coach at Boston College. Previously, Sinibaldi was the head coach at Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida running her program leading the Bulls to the Elite Eight of the FHSAA state playoffs in 2006. In addition to Bloomingdale, Sinibaldi led a pair of club teams to top state tournament finishes with the Tampa United Volleyball Academy.
“She has run her own program at Bloomingdale and turned that program around,” continued Yilmaz. “She has also coached for Tampa United which is one of the premier clubs in the Southeast. It is also speaks very highly of Margeaux that she left her full time position to become the Volunteer Assistant at Boston College so she can start her college coaching career. Everyone we talked to had great things to say about Margeaux. I believe that having Margeaux along with Nicole Miller makes a diverse and complete coaching staff. We are looking forward to grow as a staff and move Charlotte Volleyball Program forward.”
After a successful spring season, the Charlotte 49ers will officially begin the new era under Yilmaz, Miller and Sinibaldi in August. Fans can stay up-to-date with everything 49er volleyball by following @49erVolleyball on Twitter.