Entering his second season as a volunteer assistant coach is 2005 Tulane graduate Ben Creed. In current role with the Green Wave, Creed will assist in conducting ball-control drills and initiate hitting drills. In addition, he Creed will help keep stats on the bench during all of the Green Wave's matches in 2005.
Creed joined the Tulane staff in 2004 after a successful three-year stint as a player on the Green Wave men's club team. He served as the head coach and president of the club team from 2003-05 and helped lead the squad to the Bayou Regional Championship in 2004 by being a leader both on and off the court.
Last season, Creed was instrumental in helping the Green Wave lead Conference USA in digs (17.37/game). In addition, Creed assisted in all facets of practice and game-day preparation, and was responsible for keeping passing statistics for all Tulane matches.
A 2001 graduate of Wheaton (Ill.) North High School, Creed was a four-year varsity letterman in volleyball as a prepster and lettered twice in soccer. As a sophomore, he led the team in hitting percentage, and after moving from outside hitter to defensive specialist as a junior, led the DuPage Valley Conference in digs.
On the court, he helped the Falcons to a seventh-place finish in the state playoffs as a junior and a 12th-place showing as a senior. Along the way, he was named first-team all-state as a setter in 2000 and claimed second-team all-conference honors as a defensive specialist in 1999.
A native of Wheaton, Ill, Creed graduated from Tulane with a degree in philosophy in May 2005.