Jason Yhost is in his first year as a volunteer assistant coach with the Boilermakers after spending the 2011-2012 season playing professional volleyball in Austria.
Yhost, an All-MIVA performer at IPFW, played opposite hitter for Supervolley Enns Oberosterreich in Austria last year. He led his team in points scored and ranked fifth in the league. He also finished 10th in the league in aces, including 36 in his last 12 matches. Yhost's stint in Austria followed a 2010 tryout with Naranjito in Puerto Rico and a Bring It USA Tour in Netherlands in 2009.
Collegiately, Yhost played two seasons for IPFW after transferring from San Diego Mesa College. In 2008, he earned All-MIVA first team and a pair of MIVA Player of the Week nods. IPFW's MVP racked up 3.47 kills per set, second most on the team, while hitting .282 and adding 28 aces, 1.46 digs per set and 57 blocks. The right side hitter finished eighth in the MIVA with 3.60 kills per set and also ranked fifth in aces per set (0.40), seventh in points per set (4.36), 11th in hitting percentage (.304) and 15th in digs per set (1.53). Yhost garnered MIVA Player of the Week honors on Jan. 23 and April 8. The first accolade came after a stellar effort, which saw him average 6.75 kills and 1.71 digs per set, including 29 kills and 11 digs against No. 1 ranked BYU. The latter saw him post 4.43 kills, 2.43 digs and 0.86 aces, while hitting .396 in a pair of matches against No. 15 Lewis and Mercyhurst. The effort included a match-high 20 kills and three aces, while hitting .343 in the win over Lewis.
In 2007, Yhost played his way into the Mastodon lineup with an outstanding tournament at the Long Beach State Active Ankle Classic and never left. In 94 sets, he averaged 2.09 kills per set from the opposite position, while hitting at a .300 clip. The lefty served up 17 aces and set up 28 kills, while also racking up six solo blocks and 34 block assists. He registered a then-career high 18 kills in IPFW's NCAA semifinal win against No. 1 Pepperdine.
Yhost was the starting right side hitter and team captain for the Mesa Olympians in 2006. He ranked first or second on the team in every statistical category except assists and also ranked in the top three of the conference in each listing.
As a prepster at Mira Mesa High School in San Diego, Yhost garnered All-America honors in 2003, while also earning first team All-Western League and first team All-CIF accolades in 2003 and 2004.
The son of Lance Yhost and Darla Young coached the N3 Volleyball Club 18 Red team in 2008 and 2009.