Horsman Named Maryland Volleyball Coach
Feb. 11, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Tim Horsmon has been named the head coach of the University of Maryland volleyball program, director of athletics Deborah A. Yow announced Saturday. Horsmon comes to College Park after five highly successful seasons as head coach at the University of Dayton. He becomes only the third head coach in the 36-year history of the Terrapins' program and replaces Janice Kruger, who retired in January after 20 years as head coach.
"I think the vision for Maryland's volleyball program is very exciting," said Horsmon. "It has a lot of potential to be a great program and a national contender. The prestige of the program at Maryland, due in large part to the great job that Janice did during her tenure, also made this a great opportunity. I'm so excited that this is a great fit.
"Coming home is a big deal for me," said Horsmon, who has strong Maryland ties. "I'm still a Maryland fan and my family and friends are still there. The chance to make a difference at a school I care about and in a volleyball community I'm familiar with was very attractive."
Horsmon's collegiate career ranks among the greatest starts in NCAA history. In nine years as a Division I head coach, his teams have earned eight trips to the NCAA Tournament, eight conference championships (including a 17-1 record in conference tournament play), and a tremendous 225-93 (.708) overall record. His teams have amassed an amazing 93-10 record (.903) in conference regular-season matches at both Dayton and Robert Morris.
"Maryland is delighted that Tim is our new head coach for volleyball," said Yow. "Chief of Staff Cheryl Levick and the sport supervisor for volleyball, senior associate A.D. Michael Lipitz, conducted this successful search. They and their committee hired their number one choice. Coach Horsman shares our goal of winning the NCAA Championship, building on the base established by Janice Kruger. We look forward to this exciting new era in Maryland volleyball."