Emillie Toone Checketts Staff Bio | Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach

Emillie Toone Checketts

Years at BYU

  • 2011-2013

Responsibilities:

  • Assistant women's volleyball coach

At BYU

  • Helped the Cougars to their first conference title since 2005, their best record since 1998 at 28-4 and a finish in the round of 16 at the NCAA tournament, the team's first showing at the tournament since 2007, during the 2012 season
  • Coached four All-Americans, including AVCA first teamer Jennifer Hamson, in 2012
  • Helped Cougars to 21-9 (10-6 WCC) season in 2011
  • Coached players to three all-conference honors, three academic all-conference honors, one all-region accolade and one AVCA All-America citation in 2011
  • Helped the team to a third-place finish in BYU’s first season in the West Coast Conference

Education

  • Graduated from Utah in 2009 with a major in health promotion and education

Prior to BYU

  • Coached club volleyball for six years
  • Helped her team place first in the competitive division and in the top ten the other five years
  • Assisted with camps throughout the Salt Lake Valley

Playing Career

  • Played college volleyball at Utah 2004-2008
  • Played professional volleyball in Slovenia for nine months
  • Played with both the U. S. national team and the Canadian national team because of her dual citizenship
  • Traveled with Team USA to Egypt in April of 2009

Career Highlights

  • Helped the Utes to four Mountain West Conference championships, one first-round finish in the NCAA Tournament, two second-round finishes in the NCAA Tournament and one Sweet 16 finish in the NCAA Tournament her senior year
  • Played middle blocker and right side hitter for Utah
  • Was the second leading blocker in the nation her junior year
  • Earned two all-region awards
  • Earned two honorable mention All-American awards
  • Earned three All-Mountain West Conference awards
  • Finished second in Utah's all-time blocking history
  • Started 63 matches and played in 95 (315 games)
  • Recorded a career-high 17 kills against Wyoming
  • Recorded a career-high 14 blocks against Colorado State in her junior season
  • Recorded a .778 hitting percentage in 2005 against Air Force
  • Set a school record for block assists with 14 against CSU
  • Helped Slovenian team to a national championship

Hometown

  • American Fork, UT

Personal

  • Married Asael Checketts in the summer of 2013
  • Sixth of eight children
  • Likes to play the piano, read and spend time with her family