Kevin Laseau has completed 12 seasons on Erin Appleman's staff and the Bulldogs have won seven Ivy League titles, including a record-setting five straight conference championships from 2010 to 2014.
Yale is 209-82 (.718) during Laseau’s tenure, and has won at least 10 Ivy League matches in 11 of his 12 seasons in New Haven. In addition, Yale has six NCAA Tournament appearances in his 12 years with the program.
During the 2013 season, Yale won its 23rd straight league match, the most in Ivy League women's volleyball history. Yale's streak between losses lasted from Nov. 12, 2011 to Nov. 2, 2013. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAAs and dropped a hard-fought 3-1 decision to Utah of the Pac-12. Yale won the first set and nearly won the third.
In 2012, Yale became the second Ivy League school to go undefeated in a 14-match regular season schedule. For the second straight season, the Bulldogs featured the Ivy League Player of the Year (Kendall Polan) and Rookie of the Year (Kelly Johnson).
Yale won its second straight Ivy League crown in 2011, had the Ivy League Player (Kendall Polan) and Rookie (Mollie Rogers) of the Year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
During 2010, the Bulldogs finished 12-2 in the Ivy League, won 10 straight confernce matches at one point and tied for first in the confernce standings. Laseau helped coach five all-Ivy student-athletes that year.
In 2009, Laseau helped lead the Bulldogs to the best record in program history at 21-4.
Laseau was on the sidelines for the Bulldogs’ 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ivy League Championships, along with its two NCAA Championship First-Round victories.
Laseau was promoted to associate head coach at Yale in 2008.
Laseau came to the Elm City with over 20 years of national club coaching experience, which includes a National Junior Championship and three bronze medals in the 16-open division with the prestigious Munciana (Ind.) Volleyball club.
As an assistant coach, Laseau helped guide the Munciana 16-open squad to a national title in 1997, a bronze medal in 1999, and a second-place finish at the AAU Nationals in 1989. Laseau became head coach in 2000 and led the team to back-to-back bronze medals in 2000 and 2001. In addition, he coached in all but one Junior Olympics tournament from 1987-2003.
Laseau, who has worked at volleyball camps at Ball State, Purdue and Nebraska, spent one season as an assistant varsity coach at Muncie Burris High School (Ind.), which was ranked first in the state most of that season.
In 2003, Laseau wrote for PrepVolleyball.com, the Internet's only junior volleyball website, and served as a radio color commentator for Purdue volleyball matches.
A 1992 graduate of Ball State, Laseau played four seasons in the backcourt for Don Shondell and the Volleycards, who won back-to-back MIVA Championships during that time.