Travis Filar Joins Volleyball Coaching Staff
June 7, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis head volleyball coach Carrie Yerty announced Tuesday the hiring of Travis Filar as an assistant on the volleyball coaching staff. Filar will take over camp coordination and the responsibilities as the team's academic liaison, as well as assist in recruiting, training, game planning and preparation.
"I am excited to have Travis here," said Yerty. "He is going to be a nice fit on our staff. His father was a Division I basketball coach, so being a part of athletics all of his life gives him the knowledge of what it takes to be a Division I athlete as well as being a Division I coach. He brings experience after working at both Kentucky and Furman. He is very enthusiastic and ready to get started."
Filar comes to Memphis after spending the last two seasons at Kentucky, where he served as a volunteer assistant during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. He took the reins of camps coordinator for the Wildcat program in summer of 2004.
During his time at Kentucky, Filar worked full-time as the physical education instructor and boys and girls basketball coach at Trinity Christian Academy in Lexington, Ky.
Prior to his two-year stint at UK, Filar was the first assistant coach and Camp Director at Furman University from 2001-03.
Filar broke into the coaching ranks in 1998 at Greenville High (Greenville, S.C.) where he assisted the boys soccer squad. He then worked as the head junior varsity coach for volleyball and boys basketball at Eastside High School in Taylors, S.C.
The Davidson, N.C., native has worked as the assistant volleyball clinician at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Girls Sports Camp at Gardner-Webb University, as well as serving as a Court Coach at volleyball camps at Charlotte and Davidson.
Filar earned his B.A. degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University in 2000.
He is married to the former Natalie Muro.