Tamia Dockery and Mauri Carver join UNO volleyball staff

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Trinity Jackson

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Privateers volleyball program has announced a new staff ahead of the 2023 season. Tamia Dockery and Mauri Carver will both join the staff as assistants this fall. Dockery will also assume the role of recruiting coordinator.

Dockery played four years at Howard and graduated in 2019. In her time with the Bison, Dockery was a part of four MEAC championship teams. She was a team captain her last two years and earned MEAC Player of the Year in her final season (2018).

Dockery remained with her alma mater through 2022. She was a graduate assistant on the 2019 squad which also won a conference title. She also worked with setters as a training specialist through the summer of ’22.

“Tamia helped her team to four MEAC championships and collected a slew of accolades,” said Head Coach Ashley Preston. “I’m so excited that she’s going to be in the gym training our setters and guiding our offense.”

Carver played her final collegiate season with the Privateers after a standout career at Maryland-Eastern Shore. Carver led the MEAC in blocks in 2021 and was voted team captain by her sophomore season with the Hawks.

In New Orleans, Carver was a force at the net. She finished fifth in the Southland in hitting percentage and landed eighth in blocks per set. Carver also earned an NCAA Ethnic Minority Scholarship and was selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.

“To have Mauri be a part of my staff is such a joy,” said Preston. “She has an amazing personality and will do a great job training the blockers and learning what it’s like to be on the other side of the game.”

Brittnee Cooper, who was an assistant on the 2022 staff, took a role with the Houston Skyline as recruiting coordinator.

“I want to thank Coach Cooper for all of the work she did making 2022 such a great season,” said Preston. “We will miss her so much and look forward to seeing her when we play in Houston.”

The season starts when the Privateers head to Atlanta where they will play Georgia State, South Carolina State and Chattanooga from Aug. 25-26.

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