Angela Burkett was hired as head volleyball coach at Penn State Harrisburg on July 25, 2016 following two successful seasons as assistant coach.
Highlighting the 2017-2018 season comprised athletes who achieved records and ranked among the conference elite. Leading the team was senior, Casey Stump who broke the school’s all-time assist and ace record, finishing the season 3rd in conference assists per set and 2nd in conference aces per set. Fellow teammates also met milestones as Kari Ammerman broke the school’s all-time career dig record, Kerri Miller was named to Gettysburg’s All-Tournament team and as a freshman, Alexandra Kon ranked 4th in total conference blocks. Outside the court, the team maintained a 3.3 GPA and volunteered over 75 hours in the community through Adopt-A-Family initiatives, reading in elementary schools, mentoring youth, cooking at a woman’s shelter and karaoke at a local nursing home.
During the 2016-2017, she set the groundwork for building the program by leading the team to their first conference win in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). Multiple athletes also achieved personal accolades as they resided in the top six in the conference for assists, solo blocks and hitting percentage.
Burkett was a defensive specialist at Lock Haven (Pa.) University beginning in 2004. She assisted the Lady Eagles during their straight NCAA DII Elite Eight appearances in 2004-05, NCAA Atlantic Region championships in 2004-05 and a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) title in 2004. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor in Business Management.
Prior to Penn State Harrisburg, Burkett was an assistant coach for Lower Dauphin High School (2010-2014) when they earned a division title in 2010 and birth to the PIAA Girls AAA district playoffs. In addition, she was a head coach for local high school volleyball clubs.