Cara Vavolotis is the newest addition to the Old Dominion sailing coaching staff. Vavolotis arrived in Norfolk after serving as an assistant varsity sailing coach at Eckerd College in 2011.
"We are thrilled to have Cara as part of the Monarch team," said ODU head coach Mitch Brindley. "Old Dominion has been fortunate to have a line of great coaches from the Monarch family. This is the first time we have hired an assistant sailing coach who wasn't an alumnus. Cara brings a great deal of fresh talent to our coaching team, and I am excited to start working with her."
Vavolotis was a four-year standout on the Eckerd sailing team and as a senior in 2010 she was named Honorable Mention All-American. Additionally, Vavolotis was selected as Eckerd's Women's Skipper of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
As an assistant coach with Eckerd in 2011, Vavolotis guided the Tritons to berths in both the ICSA/Gill Co-ed National Championships and the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women's finals.