Rebecca Rudnick enters her second season at West Virginia in the fall of 2016.
Rudnick serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Mountaineers. She will also works in particular with middle blockers, in addition to other duties.
Rudnick arrived in Morgantown having spent a total of six seasons at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She served as an assistant coach from 2011-14 after spending the 2006 and 2007 seasons as a graduate assistant.
The Lady Flames won a trio of Big South Conference Championships and earned NCAA tournament berths in 2007, 2011 and 2012. Rudnick helped Liberty post a program-record 27 wins in 2007 and a program-best win percentage of .758 with a 25-8 mark in 2012. She also guided Loren Thomas to a single-season program record with 155 blocks in 2011, as well a single-game mark of 13 at Winthrop. Under Rudnick’s tutelage, Caroline Douglas was named the 2012 Big South Player of the Year, and 10 Lady Flames earned Big South First Team All-Conference Accolades, while eight garnered second team honors. Liberty has also earned four AVCA Team Academic Awards during her tenure.
Rudnick spent time as a reading specialist and first grade teacher at a Lynchburg elementary school and taught third grade in Homewood, Illinois. She continued coaching during her teaching career and coached the Celtic Force Volleyball Club (Palos Heights, Illinois), the Heart of Virginia Volleyball Club (Lynchburg, Virgnia) and served as a volunteer assistant at Randolph College.
A four-year letterwinner at Liberty, Rudnick helped the Lady Flames to the 2001 Big South championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament. She ranks 11th all-time at Liberty with 1,164 career kills. Rudnick was a Big South First Team All-Conference honoree in 2003 and was selected to the Big South All-Tournament team in 2004. She graduated with high honors from Liberty in 2005, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Rudnick later earned a Masters of Education in 2008.