Kristy Kamer was named head volleyball coach at Shawnee
State in April 2006. In her four seasons she has
accumulated a record of 99-41.
In 2008, the Bears won the American Mideast Conference
Tournament and earned Shawnee State’s first bid to the NAIA
National Tournament, where they fell to Lewis-Clark State in
the Opening Round. In 2009, Kamer led the Bears to a
perfect 12-0 record in conference action and to their first
American Mideast Conference regular season title. The Bears
earned their second consecutive bid to the NAIA National
Tournament. Shawnee State defeated Union (KY) in the
Opening Round to make their first trip to Sioux City. The
Bears were eliminated after pool play. In 2009 Kamer was
also named AMC Coach of the Year as well as AVCA Northeast
Region Coach of the Year.
In 2009 Kamer was named Defiance Alumni “D” Coach of the
Year and was inducted into the Columbus State Community
College Sports and Fitness Hall of Fame.
Kamer has an associate's degree in sports and fitness
management technology from Columbus State University. She
was a member of the Shawnee State Volleyball Team in 1997
and 1998 and received a degree in sports studies from SSU in
1999. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in
sport management at the United States Sports Academy.
Kamer has volleyball coaching experience at the middle
school and high school levels. In addition, she was
assistant girls basketball coach at the Columbus Academy
during the 2005-2006 season and assistant women's basketball
coach at Columbus State from 1995 – 1997.
Kamer also serves as adjunct faculty at Shawnee State. She
resides in Wheelersburg, Ohio, with her husband Shane and