Head Coach: Heidi Luehmann Jaynes
Career Record at Carleton: 249-192 (18 seasons)
Phone: (507) 222-4447
• Carleton College, 1999–present
• American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Central Region Coach of the Year in 2004
• MIAC Coach of the Year, 2003 and 2004
• Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach, University of Oklahoma, (1996–99)
• University of Oklahoma, four-year starter, middle blocker
• Second-team All-Big Eight selection, team MVP and team captain, 1995
• Four-time Academic All-Big Eight honoree Mabel-Canton High School (Minn.)
• MN All-State performer in both volleyball and basketball
• University of Oklahoma, BA in finance and international business (1996)
• University of Oklahoma, MBA (1999)
Heidi Jaynes, the MIAC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004 and the American Volleyball Coaches Assocation (AVCA) central region coach of the year in 2004, took over the reins of the program in 1999. She finished the 2015 campaign with 249 career victories, easily totaled the most wins in program history. She led the Knights to the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championships and their first appearance in the national top 10 AVCA poll.
The Knights finished the 2014 season with an 18-8 record, and in 2015 Carleton returned to the postseason, thanks in part to the efforts of middle hitter Lucy Stevens and libero Camille Benson, both of whom received All-America honorable mention.
Jaynes recorded her 200th career victory during the 2012 season and has guided the Knights to 12 winning seasons, including eight consecutive years above .500, an unprecedented streak in Carleton volleyball history. In fact the program accumulated only nine winning seasons in the 26 years prior to her arrival on campus.
During the five-year period from 2003-2007, Jaynes led the Knights to a 96-33 mark, two trips to the national tournament, and a quartet of top-three conference finishes. She led the Knights to the 2004 MIAC regular-season title and MIAC Playoff title game appearances in 2003 and 2004. The Knights were nationally ranked in 2004, rising as high as 16th in the AVCA Division III top 25, and were ranked the entire 2005 season, getting as high as ninth heading into the NCAA Championships.
When Jaynes arrived at Carleton she inherited a program that had won but 10 matches the three seasons prior to her arrival, including a grand total of one MIAC contest. She became the winningest coach in Carleton volleyball with a victory at Macalester on Sept. 17, 2008. She owns the highest career winning percentage of any Knight volleyball coach with at least four seasons at Carleton.
Jaynes previously was the assistant women's volleyball coach for three years at the University of Oklahoma, where her Division I coaching experience followed her own highly successful playing career for the Sooners. A four-year starting middle blocker, she was a second-team All-Big Eight selection and team captain in 1995, and was a four-time Academic All-Big Eight honoree. At OU Jaynes played for and coached with Miles Pabst, who played on and captained the USA Men's National team during the 1960s and 70s. In addition to coaching at Carleton, Jaynes has coached club volleyball with the nationally-known Mizuno Northern Lights program, the MVI Elite camp and clinics, and the Hugh McCutcheon camp at the University of Minnesota.
A graduate of Mabel-Canton High School (Minn.), Jaynes was a Minnesota All-State high school player in both volleyball and basketball. She holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. in finance and international business from Oklahoma.
Jaynes, who also serves as Carleton's Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women's Administrator, lives in Dundas with her husband, Andy and their daughters Sydney and Teagan.
Assistant Coach Aaron Chaput
Aaron Chaput joined the Knights coaching staff prior to the 2012 campaign. He also serves as Carleton's Assistant Director of the Recreation Center and Club Sports Director. He coached high school and club teams in the Osseo (Minn.) area for several years. Chaput played baseball at Jamestown (N.D.) College and graduated with degrees in physical education and business administration. He earned his masters degree from the University of Minnesota in recreation, park and leisure studies.
Chaput, who also serves as Carleton's Assistant Director of the Recreation Center and Club Sports Director, resides in Farmington with his wife Melissa, daughter Presley, and son Lincoln.
Assistant Coach Annie Hauskines
Annie Hauskins begins her second season as a member of the Knights coaching staff.