Marci Byers announces William Tatge as assistant coach of the volleyball program

ZWARTSBURG – Virginia Tech volleyball head coach Marci Byers announced that William Tatge will join the staff as an assistant coach on Tuesday afternoon. Tatge comes to Blacksburg after most recently serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Bradley University.

“We are very pleased to have William as part of our program,” Byers said. “He has been coached at the Power Five level, so he understands the recruiting and in-game tactics required to be successful year in and year out.”

Tatge joined Bradley’s staff in February 2023, with the Bears posting wins against Indiana State, Evansville and Albany.

Prior to his tenure at Bradley University, Tatge served as an assistant coach and primary recruiting coordinator at Georgia State. While Tatge was with the Panthers, they had Sun Belt wins against Marshall and Louisiana-Monroe.

Tatge was on the Iowa staff before joining Georgia State, where he served as an assistant coach and interim head coach.

Before joining the Hawkeyes, Tatge spent two seasons at Louisiana Tech, where he helped the Lady Techsters to their best season since 2003, including an 11-4 start. Tatge spent the 2018 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Ohio State.

Prior to his time with the Buckeyes, Tatge was the head women’s volleyball coach at Lees-McRae (DII), where he led them to postseason appearances in 2015 and 2016. He also served as the assistant men’s volleyball coach at Lees-McRae.

Tatge spent two years at Montreat College (NAIA) and was named Appalachian Athletic Conference Assistant Coach of the Year and AVCA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014.

Tatge also spent time as head men’s and assistant women’s volleyball coach at Durham University in England.

During his undergraduate studies, Tatge played as a right side hitter for the Indiana University club volleyball team, and as a setter/right hitter for Durham University during his graduate studies. He also previously competed internationally for Team Northumbria of the English National League.

He received his master’s degree in management from Durham University Business School, a top 75 globally recognized program, and has a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in coaching and business administration. He also holds USAV Cap 1 and IMPACT certifications.