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Women's Volleyball
Andrea Hoover

Andrea Hoover

Title: Head Coach
Phone Number: 757-455-3136
Email Address: ahoover@vwc.edu
Previous College: Slippery Rock University'99, Marietta College '06
  • 2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
  • VWC's Academic Integration Coordinator and Senior Woman Administrator
  • Begins her ninth season as the Marlins' mentor in 2014, guiding the program to a 153-97 record, including four semifinal berths in eight years in the ODAC championship tournament
  • Coached VWC's first All-American in volleyball, Kala Guy
  • Has guided players to seven All-Virginia honors, including four first-team honors
  • Has guided players to 18 All-ODAC honors
  • Guided the Marlins to 23-win seasons in 2008 and 2009, setting the program record for victories
  • Third volleyball coach in Virginia Wesleyan athletic history; guided the Marlins to a 19-9 finish in 2006, her first season
  • Received her Master of Arts in Education from Marietta College in May 2006
  • Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education, with a minor in Adapted Physical Activity and Rehabilitation from Slippery Rock University in December 1999
  • Adjunct Instructor for the past two years at Ohio's Marietta College, teaching Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Activity and Health and Wellness for the College Student
  • Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Slippery Rock, which competes as a Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Listed among the Rock's all-time leaders in career aces (104) and digs (1194); played in 424 games for teams that compiled a 76-58 record
  • Honored as a GTE Academic All-District II player as a senior with a 3.97 grade point accume
  • Former assistant volleyball coach at Marietta College for two seasons
  • Former head coach at Northern High School in Owings, Md., guiding the 2002 and 2003 teams to the Maryland regionals; also served as an assistant at Northern in 2000 and 2001, helping lead the teams to back-to-back Maryland state championships
  • Extensive experience as a volleyball camp coordinator and/or instructor at Marietta College, Slippery Rock University, Beckley, West Virginia YMCA camps and the Calvert County Parks and Recreation camps
  • Member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Women's Volleyball
Kala Herman

Kala Herman

Title: Assistant Coach
Phone Number: 757.455.3136
Email Address: knguy@vwc.edu
Previous College: Virginia Wesleyan '13
  • 2013 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in recreation and leisure studies
  • 2013 American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American and first team All-South Region honoree, a pair of firsts for the VWC volleyball program
  • Three-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team honoree, a first for the VWC volleyball program
  • Three-time All-Virginia honoree
  • Finished her intercollegiate career as VWC's all-time leader in kills (1,245) and total attacks (3,533)
  • Competed in 400 career sets and recorded 153 aces and 1,048 digs
  • Set the VWC single-match record for kills with 27 against North Carolina Wesleyan College en route to setting the Marlins' single-season record at 416
  • Helped VWC to a four-year record of 78-48 overll and 27-14 against conference foes
  • Member of Chi Alpha Sigma (National Scholar-Athlete society)
  • 2012-13 President of Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership and Scholarship Society)
  • Member of Rho Phi Lamda (National Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Honor Society)
  • Member of Theta Alpha Kappa (National Religious Studies and Theology Honor Society)
  • Represented Virginia Wesleyan in the Global Citizenship program, with international research, service learning and a semester abroad in Nicaragua
  • 2013 recipient of the Recreation and Leisure Studies Outstanding Major Award
  • 2013 co-recipient of the Religious Studies Departmental Award
  • Begins her first season as an assistant coach with the Marlis
  • Played volleyball for VWC for four years and earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors twice and All-Virginia honors once
  • VWC's all-time leader in assists with 3,492
  • Set the VWC single-season record for assists with 1,179 in 2008; holds three of VWC's top four assist totals
Women's Volleyball
Dexter Powers

Dexter Powers

Title: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Chesapeke, Va.
Previous College: Brigham Young University - Idaho '12
  • 2012 graduate of Brigham Young University -- Idaho with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, emphasis in Finance, and a minor in Russian
  • Former Assistant Marketing and Coaches' Education Director for the Madison Volleyball Association in Rexburg, Idaho
  • Former assistant volleyball coach at Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho
  • Fomer head coach of the U16 team in the Madison Volleyball Association
  • Former operations manager for the Tidewater Volleyball Association in Virginia Beach
  • Former head coach of the 13U and assistant coach of the 14U Coastal Virginia Volleyball Club
  • Former head coach of the U17 National team in the Idaho Falls Juniors Volleyball Club (team's highest finish was 9th out of 138 teams in the Colorado Crossroads Club Division)
  • Former head coach of the BYU-Idaho Competitive Women's Volleyball team, compiling a 35-15 record, finishing as league runner-up in 2011 and league champion in 2010
  • Graduate of Chesapeake, Virginia's Great Bridge High School
Women's Volleyball
Taylor Allen

Taylor Allen

Title: Assistant Coach
Previous College: Virginia Wesleyan College '13
Women's Volleyball
Carly Ciarochi

Carly Ciarochi

Title: Assistant Coach
Previous College: Virginia Wesleyan College '14

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