|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Hometown:||Santa Clara, Calif.|
Jen Tamas joined the Nebraska volleyball staff as a volunteer assistant in May 2015. She came to the Huskers from Cal Poly along with her husband, Chris Tamas, who is an assistant coach for NU. Jen Tamas was also a volunteer assistant at Cal Poly from 2013-14.
The former Jen Joines was a four-time All-American middle blocker at Pacific (2000-03) and silver medalist with the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She played professionally for eight years in Japan, Italy, Russia, Azerbaijan and Puerto Rico and was the U.S. Women's National Team captain for four years.
"I coached Jen on two USA teams previously, and she's very good friends with Jordan Larson-Burbach and Nancy Metcalf (Meendering)," Head Coach John Cook said. "She's interested in coaching now that she's retired from playing professionally. Jen and Chris together are going to make a very big impact on our program."
As a middle blocker with the United States Women’s National Team, Jen Tamas made more than 60 appearances in eight years while serving as captain for four years. Aside from assisting the U.S. to silver at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Tamas helped lift the country to gold at the 2012 Pan-American Cup.
She was the 2003 Big West Conference Player of the Year and 2000 Big West Freshman of the Year at Pacific, where she led the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament each year. Tamas earned communications and business degrees at Pacific.