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Staff

Toby Rens Head Coach

Toby Rens begins his first season as the head coach of the Georgetown University volleyball team in 2018. He Rens comes to the Hilltop with 19 seasons of head coaching experience, including 378 career victories and six NCAA Tournament appearances.

“We are very excited to bring someone with Toby’s experience and leadership to the Hilltop,” Georgetown Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed said. “He is a proven winner and we look forward to the direction he will lead our program.”

With a 378-266 career record, Rens has served as the head coach at Northern Michigan, Maryland Eastern Shore, LIU-Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and Chicago State. He was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2017 while at UMES as well as the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2005 with the Blackbirds.

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Justin Wong Assistant Coach

Wong joined the Georgetown coaching staff in February, 2015 after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Delaware State.

At Delaware State, Wong was involved in all aspects of managing the program as the only assistant coach. Inside the gym, he assisted in training all skills but his main focus was on the outside hitters. Besides training, Wong’s responsibilities included video scouting & statistical analysis while also serving as the recruiting coordinator and assisting with the travel budget and logistics.

In his two seasons at Delaware State, the Hornets had five players named to all-tournament teams as well as three players earn Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Weekly Honors.

Wong spent 2012 at Ohio University as the volunteer assistant where he helped in player development, opponent scouting, practice planning and other administrative duties. The Bobcats achieved a final record of 21-10, led the conference in six out of seven statistical categories which culminated in its ninth Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship.

Prior to Ohio, Wong spent three years at Miami University (Ohio), serving as the volunteer assistant in 2009 and 2010 and the interim assistant coach in 2011. While on the RedHawks’ coaching staff, he was responsible for video analysis and opponent scouting.

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Coach Wong can be contacted by phone at (202) 687-2483 or email at Justin.Wong@georgetown.edu

Louella Maxwell Assistant Coach

Louella Maxwell joined the Georgetown coaching staff in April, 2015 after spending four season as an assistant coach at the Air Force Academy.

While at Air Force, Maxwelll served as the program's recruiting coordinator and offensive coordinator. She brought in the first nationally ranked recruiting class in Air Force history in 2012 and had another nationally ranked class in 2014. On the court, Maxwell was in charge of training the Falcons' setters and coordinating the team's offense. Under her guidance, Air Force saw significant increases in team hitting percentages throughout her tenure.

Prior to joining the Air Force coaching staff, Maxwell spent two years as an assistant coach at Washington University in St. Louis from 2007-08. During her two-year stint with the Bears, Washington University compiled a 65-12 record and won the 2007 NCAA Division III national championship title. The squad also advanced to the regional championship game in 2008.

No stranger to the BIG EAST, Maxwell spent four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame. During her tenure, the Irish accumulated a 92-34 overall record, three BIG EAST regular-season titles, a pair of conference-tournament championships and four trips to the NCAA Tournament. She coached setter Ashley Tarutis when she broke the Notre Dame record for assists in a season (1,573) as a sophomore. She also coached Kristin Kinder, who was the first-ever Irish setter to earn honorable mention All-America status by the AVCA.

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Coach Maxwell can be contacted by phone at (202) 687-8910 or email at llm44@georgetown.edu