Jennifer Armson-Dyer – Director of Operations
Armson-Dyer is a native of Portage, Wis., where she grew up in the gym with her mom, longtime high school coach Joann Armson. She was a member of Wisconsin Select VBC out of Madison and went on to play volleyball at Northwestern University, where she was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and team captain her senior year. After graduating with a degree from NU’s Medill School of Journalism in 2001, Armson-Dyer took an internship in the Athletic Communications department at Penn State University.
An 11-month appointment turned into eight years in Happy Valley, during which she served as the primary media contact for the powerhouse men’s and women’s volleyball programs, in charge of facilitating print and television interviews, media guides, press releases, acting as media coordinator for many NCAA events and many other “duties as assigned.” During that time, Armson-Dyer was recognized nationally several times for her work by USA Volleyball and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
For the 2005-06 year, the AVCA awarded her the prestigious Grant Burger Award for the top media professional encompassing sports information, print, web and broadcast. Armson-Dyer has also garnered several SID of the Year honors over the course of her career.
Moving back to Wisconsin in 2009, Armson-Dyer joined the Badger Region staff as the Membership Services Coordinator until her promotion to Director of Operations in September of 2011.
She is married to Craig Dyer, the current women’s volleyball assistant coach at Penn State. Dyer has previously served as the women’s volleyball associate head coach at the University of Pittsburgh and assistant at Marquette University and men’s volleyball assistant at Penn State, where the squad won the NCAA National Championship in 2008. The couple has two sons, Liam (born April 2010) and Luke (born April 2014).
Armson-Dyer also has freelanced for Volleyball Magazine, the AVCA, ESPN, USA Volleyball, the Big Ten Network and the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA).