coaching staff

Angie Oxley Behrens  |  Assistant Coach

Angie Oxley Behrens returns for her 17th season as an assistant coach at Creighton. An
original member of Kirsten Bernthal Booth’s staff, she is the longest-tenured assistant coach in Creighton’s Volleyball history.
 
Behrens works closely with CU’s outside hitters, while assisting with scouting and recruiting. Behrens also helps organize Creighton’s volleyball camps.
 
The Bluejays have been ranked for 38 straight weekly polls, and been ranked at some point during each of the past seven seasons. The last 16 years have seen the Creighton team compile its top 13 single-season kill totals all-time, as well as the top nine individual single-season marks.
 
Behrens has trained seven outside hitters to a combined 14 all-conference honors, including 2018 BIG EAST Player of the Year and four-time All-American Jaali Winters. Winters, Taryn Kloth and current freshman Keeley Davis have all spent time with USA Volleyball since becoming Bluejays.
 
Behrens has seen Creighton go 346-165 in her 16 seasons on the bench, including NCAA Tournament wins in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 (2), 2016 (3), 2017 and 2018.
 
While at Nebraska, Behrens was a four-year starter, won three Big 12 titles, was named 1997 Big 12 Freshman of the Year and was chosen as the University’s female student-athlete of the year in 2001 after leading the Cornhuskers to a 34-0 mark and national title in the fall of 2000 as a senior. She closed her career as NU’s all-time digs leader with 1,086.
 
In the classroom, Behrens was a Chancellor’s Scholar and four-time Highest Honors Distinction Medal honoree. She also was a four-year academic All-Big 12 selection, a recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and one of 10 finalists for the 2001 NCAA Woman of the Year. She was also a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society, Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society, Golden Key, 2000 Homecoming Royalty Court and the Dean’s List.
 
Behrens and her husband, Matt, were married in 2006. The couple resides in Lincoln with their two kids, Logan (9) and Hattie (6).

Craig Dyer  |  Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

Craig Dyer enters his second season at Creighton as an assistant coach and the program’s recruiting coordinator.
 
His first campaign at Creighton was a rousing success, as the Bluejays tied a school-record with 29 wins and went 18-0 en route to the BIG EAST regular-season title. CU then defeated a nationally-ranked Marquette team for the third time to earn the BIG EAST Championship crown.
 
Dyer, who works with the CU setters, helped Madelyn Cole earn Honorable Mention All-America honors after the Marshall transfer led the BIG EAST in assists per set. Cole spent a week in the summer of 2019 with USA Volleyball.
 
He came to Creighton after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Penn State, during which time the Nittany Lions went 57-12 and shared a Big Ten title in 2017. PSU reached the National Semifinals in 2017 after being Regional Semifinalists in 2016. Dyer assisted with all recruiting activities in addition to video analysis and scouting report preparation of all opponents.
 
Dyer served as the program’s defensive coordinator in 2016 and worked primarily with PSU’s outside hitters in 2017. He trained a pair of All-Americans on the outside in 2017, including Big Ten Player of the Year Simone Lee.
 
Dyer served as Pitt’s assistant and associate head coach from 2013-16, as well as recruiting coordinator, while also working primarily with the setters and the offense. Dyer was voted among the Top 10 women’s assistant coaches in the collegiate game in a 2015 VolleyballMag.com poll while he was at Pitt.
 
Prior to Pitt, he was an assistant coach at Marquette University from 2009-12. During his tenure with the Golden Eagles, Dyer helped Marquette to a 92-39 record, increasing single-season records for program wins from 2010-12. He also guided Marquette to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011-12, mentoring a trio of AVCA All-Americans along the way.
 
During Dyer’s first tenure at Penn State from 2006-09, he helped lead the Nittany Lion men’s team to an NCAA national championship title in 2008, as well as consecutive EIVA conference titles in each year. The Nittany Lions posted a 66-10 record during Dyer’s time at Penn State, with seven Nittany Lions garnering AVCA All-America distinction.
 
Dyer also made stops as an assistant coach at Seton Hall (2004-06) and Rutgers (2002-04) on the women’s side after serving as a head coach with the men’s program at Susquehanna (2000-02). Dyer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from Susquehanna in 1995.
 
Outside of the collegiate game, Dyer spent time as an assistant coach for the 2008 Men’s Junior National Team. The 2008 squad earned a bronze medal at the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier to earn a spot in the 2009 Junior World Championships. He also served as a training coach from 2006-07 and served as head coach of the Boys A2 Training Camp in 2007.
 
Dyer and his wife, Jennifer Armson-Dyer, have two sons: Liam (9) and Luke (5).