Florida State Volleyball Head Coach Chris Poole announced the addition of Associate Head Coach Lindsay Allman to the Seminole program on March 22, 2022.
Allman will be tasked with operating as the team’s recruiting coordinator, while her training will include primary work with FSU’s outside hitters and ball control.
“I’m very excited to add an Associate Head Coach to our program that has already been an assistant coach at a Power Five level at Wake Forest and also has head coaching experience from her time at Indiana State,” Poole said. “Lindsay has a strong reputation of being a great recruiter, a players’ coach with her focus on team culture, and she did an amazing job building the Indiana State Volleyball program.”
Allman, a native of St. Louis, Mo., honed her coaching skills in recent years in the Missouri Valley Conference. She spent five years from 2017-21 building Indiana State into a program on the rise, guiding the Sycamores to an 18-13 overall record in 2021 and leading them to their first conference tournament win since 2017.
Allman’s addition gives the Seminoles three members of their coaching staff who have been collegiate head coaches. Current Associate Head Coach Jeff Hulsmeyer was also a head coach at Western Kentucky, Arkansas State and Purdue.
“I am grateful to Coach Poole for this opportunity to join the FSU community and be part of a top caliber program under his leadership,” Allman said. “I’m excited to learn from the number one women’s athletic department in the country and two excellent coaches in Chris and Jeff. I look forward to standing alongside our players here on and off the court. Go Noles!”
The 18 victories by Indiana State in 2021 under Allman were its most since joining the Missouri Valley Conference in 1983.
The 2021 season culminated in a bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships field. In her five seasons, Indiana State made two MVC semifinal appearances in their conference tournament.
Allman helped develop several Indiana State student-athletes, including All-MVC selections Laura Gross and Madeline Williams. The Sycamores also received the AVCA All-Academic Award in each of Allman’s five seasons as head coach.
As the recruiting coordinator for Bradley from 2013-15, Allman’s time was impactful with the Braves.
In 2013, Bradley finished with 13 overall wins and seven wins in the MVC, the program’s best marks since 2005. The Braves made their conference tournament in that season for the first time since 2005.
Her Power Five experience came in one season with Wake Forest in 2016, helping two Demon Deacons in outside hitter Caroline Rassenfoss and middle blocker Caitlyn Della earn All-ACC Freshmen honors.
Allman was an accomplished collegiate athlete at Maine, recording more than 1,000 career kills as well as over 1,000 career digs as a four-year starter with the Black Bears. She was a First Team All-America East Conference player as a captain in 2008, and also enjoyed success in the classroom as a three-time America East Honor Roll student from 2007-09.
She is a 2009 graduate from Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and minors in Public Relations and Child Development. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Southern Miss in 2011, where she was also a Graduate Assistant Coach for three seasons.
Allman is married to Tallahassee native and Florida State University graduate William Dehler. The two have one daughter, Nellie (11 months).