Meredith Fear is in her seventh season as the head coach of the Harding volleyball team and is Harding's senior woman administrator.
In Fear's first six seasons, she has led Harding to three Great American Conference regular season championships, one second-place finish and a GAC Tournament championship. She has a 138-53 overall record and a 72-18 GAC record.
Fear was the GAC Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and received the AVCA's 30 Under 30 Award in 2013.
In 2017, Harding had a 27-6 record, the third time in Fear's six seasons that the Lady Bisons won 27 or more matches.
In her time at Harding, Fear has coached three All-Americans including two-time All-American and two-time GAC Player of the Year, Mollie Arnold, and Zoe Hardin, who was the GAC Player of the Year in 2016 and earned honorable mention All-America in 2017. Her players have received four All-Region and 26 All-GAC honors. Fear has coached two Academic All-District honorees and 2013 Academic All-American Lisa Copeland.
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.
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, a native of Avon, Indiana, is married to Robert Fear, a 2008 Harding graduate. They have two children -- Isaiah and Micah Anne.