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Aquino named USC Salkehatchie women’s volleyball coach

Dani Aquino has been named head women’s volleyball coach for the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie.

“Dani brings a plethora of knowledge and enthusiasm to USC Salkehatchie. I believe that the volleyball program will thrive under her leadership, and we are very excited to have her on board,” Director of Athletics Jeremy Joye said.

Aquino has over 14 years head coaching experience, both at the club and high school levels. Most recently, she served as head coach for the Palmetto Strikers volleyball club in Charleston. Aquino also served as an assistant coach for Stonehill College, a competitive Division II team in the NE10 league, where she specialized in individualized instruction and recruiting.

“I am thrilled to be joining the USC Salkehatchie volleyball program,” Aquino said. “I look forward to sharing my passion and experience with the athletes in hopes of motivating them to achieve their greatest goals.”

The Massachusetts native is a five-sport, high school athlete who went on to play volleyball, lacrosse and rugby at Southern Maine University. After receiving her degree in political science, Aquino played in the New England Yankee circuit. In addition to coaching, Aquino contributes as a sportswriter for Stack Magazine, manning the volleyball, lacrosse and sports nutrition desks.

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