Kaya Jeter was added to the University of Cincinnati volleyball staff as an assistant coach in March of 2014.
A native of Solon, Ohio, Jeter brings many years of high-level volleyball experience and IQ to the University of Cincinnati.
Prior to being named as assistant coach at UC, Jeter spent the past year as a professional volleyball player in Finland playing for the LP Kangasala Volleyball Club in the LML Lentopallon Mestaruusliga league. There she played with four national team trainees, winning the 2012 Suomen Cup Championship and earning a 2012 league runner-up title. She also was named the regular-season team MVP three times and the playoff-season team MVP four times.
Jeter spent five years as a member of the University of Tennessee volleyball team from 2008 until 2012. During her time at UT, she was named AVCA All-America honorable mention, AVCA All-South Region and All-SEC first team while also being recognized as part of the SEC academic honor roll and the SEC community service team. Jeter was also selected as the AVCA National Player of the Week in 2010, recognizing her play as the best in the country.
She was part of a Tennessee program that advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of her five years as a member of the team and finished no worse than third in the competitive Southeastern Conference (SEC). Jeter helped UT earn a national ranking as high as No. 14 during her time on the court.
Jeter graduated from UT with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters of Kinesiology.