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Tim Cole was selected as the ninth head coach in Johns Hopkins women's volleyball history after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Washington & Lee University, where he helped the Generals to a 100-39 overall record.
Cole has guided the Blue Jays to a winning record in each of his five seasons, earning a 89-47 (.609) mark as head coach. Under his tutelage, JHU has had four All-Region players, three All-Americans, a region freshman of the year, two confernece players of the year and two conference rookies of the year. He has also had 14 players named to the All Confernece team (six on the first team).
Cole brought the team to historic heights in 2017, leading the team to its first ever national ranking and an 18 game winning streak. The team has also won 22 consecutive Centennial matches dating back to the 2015 season. Hopkins won its second straight Centennial Conference Tournament and Cole was name the league's coach of the year for the second time in as many seasons. The team also made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time in team history. JHU finished the season with a 26-4 record.
2016 was another successful season for the Blue Jays, as they finished the season with a 20-9 record, and captured their fourth Centennial Conference title. JHU boasted a perfect 10-0 mark in conference play for the first time since 2011, while the 20-9 record is the best record for the team since the 2012 season. Hopkins earned its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2013 and advanced to the second round, earning the program's first ever tournament win. Cole was named the Centennial Coach of the Year, while Elizabeth Wuerstle garnered Player of the Year honors and Sarah Elnozahy earned Rookie of the Year honors. It is the first time in program history that the Blue Jays won all three conference awards.
In 2015, Johns Hopkins finished the regular season as one of three teams with an 8-2 record in the Centennial Conference, winning a three-way tiebreaker to host the Centennial Conference Championship. The Blue Jays finished the season with a 12-10 record, falling to eventual champion McDaniel 3-2 in the semifinals to close out their season.
Johns Hopkins posted a 17-11 record in 2014, closing out the season on a 14-3 run.
Cole finished his first season at the helm of the Blue Jays with a 14-13 record, capturing the program's third consecutive Centennial Conference Championship and third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
While at Washington & Lee, Cole helped produce 16 Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Conference selections, including one ODAC Player of the Year and two ODAC Rookies of the Year. Cole also helped guide W&L to the 2012 ODAC Championship, while recruiting student-athletes from 13 different states.
Prior to joining the staff at W&L, Cole served as the head coach of the Southern Vermont College men's and women's volleyball teams in 2009, and was a graduate assistant with the Otterbein College women's volleyball program in 2007 and 2008. He has extensive experience working the volleyball camp circuit, including stints at Penn State (men and women), Navy, Wittenberg, Nike and Volleyball Express.
Cole had a tremendous career as a player at Juniata, earning AVCA All-America honors in 2004 and 2005 while winning the Molten National Championship in the same years. He also played professionally for MSC Moers in Germany in 2006.