Eve Rackham Head Coach
Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer announced the hiring of Eve Rackham as UT’s new head volleyball coach on Jan. 10, 2018. A first-time head coach, Rackham spent the previous nine seasons on staff at North Carolina, serving as assistant head coach since 2013.
The Sebastopol, California, native also oversaw recruiting and was responsible for UNC’s offensive development.
During Rackham’s tenure on staff with North Carolina—where she stands as one of the most accomplished volleyball student-athletes in school history—the program posted a 210-77 record. She was named the AVCA Division I Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014, and the Tar Heels earned seven consecutive NCAA Tournament berths from 2010-16.
Tyler Adams Assistant Coach
Tyler Adams enters his first season as assistant coach at Tennessee after serving in the same capacity at North Carolina for the past seven seasons. He is responsible for practice planning, team training, generating scouting reports, video breakdown and statistical analysis.
Adams spent eight seasons on the bench at UNC, the last seven of which he spent as an assistant coach after serving as a volunteer assistant his first year. The Tar Heels earned NCAA Tournament berths in seven of the eight seasons he was on the staff in Chapel Hill.
Adams and the Tar Heels coaching staff guided UNC to a 29-4 campaign in 2016, marking his second ACC championship with a stellar 19-1 record in conference play. North Carolina received its highest AVCA (6) and RPI (5) rankings in program history that season and advanced to NCAA Regionals for the second time in three years while defeating a program-record three top-10 teams.
GAVIN WATT Assistant Coach
Gavin Watt is entering his first season as an assistant coach with the Tennessee volleyball program, the latest addition to head coach Eve Rackham’s staff. Watt comes to Tennessee after spending a season at North Carolina as a volunteer assistant.
During his time with the Tar Heels, Watt was responsible for helping to plan practices, on court coaching, coordinating video sessions, scouting opponents, and on-campus recruiting. Watt also served as Associate Club Director for the NC Elite Volleyball Club, where he was the 17U head coach and lead setter coach.
Watt came to Chapel Hill after spending four years (2013-16) as the first assistant coach at Lehigh University, where he helped lead the Mountain Hawks to a 74-49 record. Lehigh posted back-to-back 20-win campaigns for just the second time in program history and picked up a school-record 14 Patriot League wins in 2014.
Whitney Miller Director of Operations
Whitney Miller is entering her first season as the Director of Volleyball Operations with the University of Tennessee volleyball program. She will primarily be responsible for handling team travel, camps, daily administrative duties, alumni relations, equipment and growing the team’s courtside premium seating.
Miller comes to Tennessee after a decorated career at Springfield College, where she was a graduate assistant for two seasons and a student-athlete for four years at the NCAA Division III level. The Cuba, N.Y. native graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and is pursuing her Master's degree in Athletic Administration.
During her times on the sidelines at Springfield, Miller was part of a coaching staff that helped guide Springfield to the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship Sweet 16, the Pride's fourth appearance in the regional final in the last seven seasons. She started her coaching career as an assistant coach with the Western New England women's volleyball program in 2015.