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COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri head volleyball coach Dawn Sullivan announced the addition of Wendel Camargo as recruiting coordinator Wednesday.
Camargo goes to Missouri after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Texas A&M.
As a member of Laura Kuhn’s staff, Camargo helped lead the Aggies to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen as Kuhn was awarded SEC Coach of the Year in 2019. That season, Texas A&M went 23-8 overall and 13- 5 in conference play. Camargo helped lead Hollann Hans and Camille Conner to AVCA All-America honors, as well as AVCA All-South Region and All-SEC honors.
Camargo was in charge of training the setters and leading the Texas A&M offense during his time in College Station, Texas. Under his instruction, the Aggies earned six players AVCA Region All-South, All-SEC, Second-Team All-American and Honorable Mention All-American, SEC All-Freshman Team, and All-SEC Team honors.
Camargo arrived at Texas A&M in January 2018 after serving four seasons as an assistant coach at James Madison University on Lauren Steinbrecher’s staff. He was instrumental in the immediate improvement and historic achievements of the Dukes during his tenure.
The Dukes won two Colonial Athletic Association regular season titles and two CAA Tournament championships with Camargo on the coaching staff. They also made two NCAA Tournament appearances and went 83-38 overall, having surpassed 20 wins in each of the past three seasons.
Prior to James Madison, Camargo served a two-year stint as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Kansas. Working primarily with free throws and defensive specialists, the Jayhawks tallied more than 1,900 shots each of his two seasons and averaged 15.9 shots per set.
Camargo also mentored Big 12 Digs leader and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Brianne Riley. He assisted Kansas head coach Ray Bechard to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and a final AVCA ranking of No. 17 in 2013 (25-8 record).
Prior to coaching in the United States, Camargo was a member of the coaching staff of the Dominican Republic-Santo Domingo national team from 2009-12. He has worked with the adult and junior national women’s teams, including the 2012 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) NORCECA Olympic Qualifiers.
With Camargo on staff, the Dominican Republic national team qualified for the Olympic Games for the first time in 16 years.
She helped coach the Dominican Republic to the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, the FIVB/NORCECA Women’s Volleyball Cup Final Four, and first place in the FIVB/NORCECA World Championship Qualifiers. Camargo also helped the team place runners-up at the FIVB Junior Pan American Cup in 2011.
Camargo worked closely with Brenda Castillo, who was awarded Best Libero at the 2012 Summer Olympics after leading the Dominican Republic to a fifth-place finish in London.
Prior to his stint with the Dominican Republic national team, Camargo coached in his home country of Brazil, including a stint in 2009 as head coach at the University of São Paulo.
He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a major in physical education in 2008 from the Paulista University in São Paulo, Brazil, where he also played competitively.
Professionally, Camargo played for COTP, Rio Branco Americana in Brazil.
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