Azhani Tealer - Volleyball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Azhani Tealer

Assistant Coach

Bringing years of experience playing at the highest level, former national champion and Kentucky middle blocker Azhani Tealer will be joining Vanderbilt volleyball as an assistant coach.

Upon graduation from Kentucky in December, Tealer was drafted by the Orlando Valkyries for the inaugural season of the Pro Volleyball Federation.

As a student-athlete, Tealer was a two-time AVCA All-America second team selection (2020, ‘22), three-time AVCA all-region honoree (2020, ’22-23) and was named to the All-SEC team on four occasions (2020-23). And, on four occasions she was named the league’s defensive player of the week.

A member of Kentucky’s national championship team in 2021, she helped the Wildcats win at least a share of five SEC titles.

Tealer holds Kentucky’s season and career attack percentage records (minimum 500 attempts). In 2021, she boasted an attack percentage of .430. Her career attack percentage with the Wildcats was .377.

While prepping at Grand Prairie High School, Tealer was a three-time volleyball district champion and was named her district’s most valuable player twice. Additionally, she earned a bronze medal at the USA Volleyball 17 Open and was named the 2018 Dallas News district offensive player of the year.

Beyond her volleyball career, Tealer was an All-American track and field athlete who won a national championship and received all-state recognition. In the classroom, she was an AP Scholar and Principals Award Recipient.