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Head Coach Heidi Jaynes Heidi Jaynes, volleyball headshot, 2017                                                                                   
Jaynes came to Carleton in 1999 from the University of Oklahoma and led the Knights to 272 victories, the most in team history. She concluded last season with a 272-212 record. The Knights notched 13 winning seasons under her direction. That included seven consecutive years above .500, an unprecedented streak for Carleton. In fact, the program accumulated only nine winning seasons in the 26 years before Jaynes’ arrival. In her early years at Carleton, she was an assistant softball and assistant women’s basketball coach, in addition to organizing the PEAR department’s rock climbing program.

She led her volleyball team to the 2004 MIAC regular-season title. Additionally, the Knights made NCAA Championships appearances in 2005 and 2007. Jaynes was a two-time MIAC Coach-of-the-Year. In 2004, she earned American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) Central Region Coach of the Year. Jaynes coached 12 AVCA All-Region players and 8 AVCA All-Americans and two NCAA Postgraduates.

For the past eight years Jaynes has held the additional roles of Carleton's associate athletic director and senior woman administrator (SWA), while also serving as a professor of physical education, athletics and recreation (PEAR).

In 2017, Jaynes was selected as one of 30 senior woman administrators to participate in the NCAA Division III SWA Program held in conjunction with the Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) National Convention.


Assistant Coach Aaron Chaput                                                                                     
Aaron Chaput, volleyball headshotAaron 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
Volleyball: Annie HauskinsAnnie Hauskins was added to the coaching staff prior to the 2015 campaign. After playing high school and club volleyball, Annie attended Iowa State University where she earned a business marketing degree and played for the university’s club team. Annie has coached numerous teams for the Northfield Volleyball Club prior to assisting at Carleton.

Annie resides in Northfield with her husband, Andy, and their three children