Andrea Hoover-Erbig begins her 13th season with the volleyball program in 2018 as the most successful coach in program history.
Hoover-Erbig led the Marlins to their most successful season in school history in 2015, winning a program-best 25 matches while reaching the ODAC Championship for the first time. The team’s 10 wins in league play also set a school record.
In 2018 her squad finished the year 19-10 and went 8-3 in ODAC play, reaching the conference semifinal.
Her 237 career victories account for more than 80% of all of the wins in program history since the team formed for the 2003 season. She has mentored all five of the Marlins’ 20-win seasons and has led the team to the ODAC semifinals seven times. She won her 200th career match in a three-set defeat of Randolph College in the ODAC Quarterfinals on November 4, 2015.
She has coached the Marlins’ only three All-Americans as Kala Guy was recognized in 2012, Tiffany Barrett earned honors in 2015 and Amber Matalus was recognized after our 2018 season. In addition, she has coached one ODAC Rookie of the Year and two ODAC Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Hoover-Erbig was named ODAC Coach of the Year for heading her squad to a 23-11 record in 2008, the first 20-win season in Virginia Wesleyan history.
Prior to her time at Virginia Wesleyan, Hoover-Erbig served as an assistant coach at Marietta College. She was also head coach of Northern High School in Owings, Maryland for two seasons, leading the squad to the Maryland Regionals both seasons. She served as an assistant at Northern prior to taking the role of head coach, helping the squad to state championships in 2000 and 2001.
She has extensive experience as a volleyball camp coordinator and/or instructor at Marietta College, Slippery Rock University, the Beckley, West Virginia YMCA camps, and Calvert County Parks and Recreation camps.
Hoover-Erbig is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
She was a four-year letter winner at Slippery Rock University and is listed among the all-time school leaders in career aces (104) and digs (1,194). She graduated from Slippery Rock in 1999 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in health and physical education with a minor in adapted physical activity and rehabilitation. Hoover received her Masters of Arts in education from Marietta College in 2006.
The 2017-18 campaign marks Kala Herman’s fifth season as an assistant coach for the Marlin volleyball team.
The first All-American in program history, Herman has made an impact in her time for the Marlins, setting multiple records as an outside hitter.
She was a 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) honorable mention All-American and First Team All-South Region honoree, a pair of firsts for the VWC program. She was also a three-time First Team All-ODAC selection, another program first. She also garnered All-State recognition three times.
Herman finished her career as VWC’s all-time leader in kills (1,245) and total attacks (3,533). She set the single-match record for kills with 27 against North Carolina Wesleyan College in route to setting the Marlins’ single-season record of 416.
She was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, Rho Phi Lambda, and Theta Alpha Kappa while serving as President of Omicron Delta Kappa her senior year.
She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies.