Jill Loiars

Loiars is currently an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Houston, joining in summer of 2023. Loiars arrives at Houston following a successful Division I playing career with the University of Dayton and eight seasons of coaching.

Loiars spent 2022 as an assistant coach at The University of Albany in New York. In her year with the Great Danes, she helped mentor one American East All-Rookie team selection and three College Sport Communicators Academic All-District honrees.

In 2021, Loiars coached at McNeese State University, assisting in guiding the team to its first winning season in four years at 18-11 after a 5-7 record in the COVID-delayed 2020 season, which was played in the spring of 2021. The Cowgirls reached the Southland Conference Championship, placing 2nd. It was the program's first appearance in the championship match in 20 years.

Prior to McNeese, Loiars spent 10 months as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at LaSalle University. However, in September 2020, the department announced the dissolution of the volleyball program along with 6 other sports.

Prior to LaSalle, Loiars spent two years at Duquesne University as an assistant coach. Loiars preceded her time with Dukes with two years at Villanova University where she began her coaching career as an assistant coach and video coordinator in July 2016.

Prior to her coaching career, Loiars played for four seasons at the University of Dayton as an outside hitter. She finished with the second most kills on the Flyers in both her junior and senior seasons, compiling a total of 917 in her career, averaging 2.53 per set. In total, she played in 363 sets across 105 matches, tallying a hitting percentage of .233 with 190 digs and 242 blocks. She was a 2015 selection to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team and a two-time A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree, while also a member of the leadership council in her junior and senior seasons.

Loiars, a native of Winter Springs, Florida, graduated from The University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in communication with a specialization in media production and a minor in psychology. She lives in Houston with her fiancé, University of Houston Tennis Assistant Coach Giorgia Pozzan, and their two cats, Jax and Ramsay.

Loiars' Coaching Career
· Assistant Coach, University at Albany (2022-23)
· Assistant Coach, McNeese State University (2021-22)
· Assistant Coach, LaSalle University (2020)
· Assistant Coach, Duquesne University (2018-20)
· Assistant Coach, Villanova University (2016-18)