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Harding University - Volleyball Camps

Meredith Fear | Head Coach


Meredith Fear is in her fifth year as the head coach of the Harding volleyball team and Senior Woman Adminstrator.

Fear led the Lady Bisons to back-to-back Great American Conference regular season championships in 2012 and 2013. Harding won 28 straight GAC games during those two years and Fear received GAC Coach of the Year honors twice. 

In her time at Harding, Fear has coached two All-Americans including two-time All-American and two-time GAC Player of the Year, Mollie Arnold.  She has also led three All-Region and 17 All-GAC players in her four seasons as head coach. Fear has coached two Academic All-District honorees and 2013 Academic All-American Lisa Copeland.

Fear, who played for Harding as the libero from 2004-07, earned multiple All-Gulf South Conference honors and was named Daktronics All-South Region and Academic All-GSC as a senior. A two-year captain, she is Harding's career leader in digs per set (5.02) and ranks second with 2,333 career digs and fourth with 121 service aces.

Fear graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in communications management and a minor in missions from Harding in 2008. Additionally, she earned her Master of Business Administration from the university in 2010, serving as the team's graduate assistant during that time.

Fear returned to the Lady Bisons after spending two seasons as the head coach at York College in Nebraska. At York, she took over a team who won six matches in 2009 and led them to 14 victories in 2010 and to 22 victories and an NCCAA Regional Tournament appearance in 2011.

“Playing for Harding and serving as a graduate assistant for two additional years are some of my best memories and proudest moments,” Fear said. “A high standard has been set, both athletically and academically at Harding, and it's one that I intend to maintain and improve upon.

Greatest of all, I'm given the opportunity to integrate my faith with coaching.  I care about the program and team's spiritual well-being more than anything else. It is an extreme blessing to be a part of an institution where I am able to share Christ and help grow my team spiritually, academically and athletically.”

Fear, a native of Avon, Ind., is married to Robert Fear, a 2008 Harding graduate.  They have one son, Isaiah. 

Additionally, Fear spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Lady Bisons before moving on to York. She has also coached five years on the club circuit.

“Playing for Harding and serving as a graduate assistant for two additional years are some of my best memories and proudest moments,” Fear said. “A high standard has been set, both athletically and academically at Harding, and it's one that I intend to maintain and improve upon.

Greatest of all, I'm given the opportunity to integrate my faith with coaching.  I care about the program and team's spiritual well-being more than anything else. It is an extreme blessing to be a part of an institution where I am able to share Christ and help grow my team spiritually, academically and athletically.”

Fear, a native of Avon, Ind., is married to Robert Fear, a 2008 Harding graduate.