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Cole Named Johns Hopkins Head Volleyball Coach

Tim Cole helped Washington & Lee to a 37-4 conference record over the past three seasons.

March 26, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD -- Tim Cole has been selected as the ninth head coach in Johns Hopkins women's volleyball history as announced today by senior associate director of athletics Mike Mattia. Cole joins the Hopkins staff after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Washington & Lee University, where he helped the Generals to a 100-39 overall record.

"We're hoping [Cole] takes the program to the next level and builds on the success that Matt Troy established," Mattia said. "He cares deeply about the members of the team and he's not only here to win, but to enhance the student-athletes' overall experience at Johns Hopkins."

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.

"I'm eager to dive headfirst into helping these fantastic people have a more thorough volleyball experience," Cole said. "We'll aim to differentiate ourselves in the way we are as a program the same way Johns Hopkins does as an institution - we'll be mindful of the bigger picture in everything we do."

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.



Cole inherits a strong Hopkins squad that has won the Centennial Conference and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons. The team returns 17 players, including AVCA All-Americans Meagan Donohoe and Jasmine Warmington.

"I've already spent time with all of the young women on the team and I'm impressed," Cole said. "I think the success of the past few years and the hiring lineage that precedes me, particularly the great Greg Giovanazzi, leave me humbled to continue a coaching legacy that invests so much in the care of its players."