Vann Leaves For DePaul; Beltran Returns
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/14/2013

Feb. 14, 2013

BERKELEY - Volunteer assistant coach Caitlyn Vann is leaving Cal to become a full-time assistant at DePaul, head coach Rich Feller announced.

Former Cal volunteer assistant Lazaro Beltran is returning to the program in the same capacity.

Vann served as the Bears' volunteer coach for the 2012 season after playing libero professionally for ZOK Split in Croatia for one year. Prior to that, Vann was a three-year starting libero for the University of Missouri, where she earned AVCA All-Central Region honorable mention as a senior. She led the Big 12 in digs as a senior and holds Missouri's all-time single-season dig record.

"I'm very proud of Caitlyn and the work she did for us at Cal," Feller said. "I'm excited for her new opportunity as an assistant coach at DePaul. I know that her experiences here at Cal will help her as she pursues her career in coaching. I wish her the best of luck and know that we will maintain contact through the years."

Beltran was Cal's volunteer assistant in 2011. He is a former member of the Cuban National Team and played in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

"We are very pleased to have Lazaro Beltran re-join our team for this spring and the future," Feller said. "Lazaro has a great wealth of high level volleyball knowledge and is a great teacher."