Cheryl Carlson spent seven seasons as the head volleyball coach at Stetson before stepping into her current role as Business Office Coordinator for the entire Athletics Department following the 2010 season.
In her current role, Carlson coordinates all business affairs for members of the Stetson athletics coaching and administrative staff.
Carlson coached the Hatters for seven seasons from 2004-10, producing one first team All-Atlantic Sun Conference selection (Kira Smedley, 2004), two Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team honorees (Sarah Sears, 2006 & Kelli Carneal, 2009) and three A-Sun Player of the Week award winners (Smedley, Dee Ann Dempsey and Karla Readshaw).
Prior to serving as head coach at Stetson, Carlson also spent seven years at the helm of Virginia Commonwealth's NCAA Division I program (1994-2001).
Overall, Carlson spent 12 years at Virginia Commonwealth University, which included seven years as head coach and five years as an assistant.
From 1995-2001, Carlson’s teams combined for a 86-133 record, including an 18-12 mark in 2000. For three years Carlson also worked as an administrator in the VCU athletic department, serving as Director of Community Outreach, Life Skills Coordinator and Assistant Compliance Director.
Carlson has also coached the Richmond Volleyball Club Junior program, leading her team to a regional championship in five out of six years and to a national tournament appearance for six straight years.
A former USA Volleyball player and coach, Carlson was the USAV Old Dominion Region Vice President and Eligibility Chair from 2002-04. She was responsible for the Coaching Development program as well as writing the region’s Mission, Vision and Values Statement.
From 1983-88, Carlson served as athletics director, coach and teacher at Good Shepard Episcopal School, and later worked in the same capacity at Luther Memorial School (1988-90). She also served as an associate for the Governor’s Alliance for a Drug-Free Virginia Foundation from 1989-94.
A 1983 graduate of the University of Virginia, Carlson was a member of the Cavaliers varsity volleyball team from 1980-82. She has received two Master’s Degrees from VCU: A Master of Science in Exercise Physiology in 1995 and a Master of Science in Sports Leadership in 2002.