|Title:||Head Volleyball Coach|
Second-year head coach Matt Troy will look to lead the University of Mary Washington volleyball program to national success, and early returns are quite favorable. The Eagles won 17 matches in 2013, and came one point shy of the CAC Championship match. Troy came to Fredericksburg from Johns Hopkins University, where he led the Blue Jays to a 77-21 record with two NCAA Tournament apperances in three years at the helm.
"We are pleased to welcome Matt Troy to our staff as head volleyball coach" said Director of Athletics Ken Tyler. "Matt brings an outstanding track record of success from Johns Hopkins, one of the nation's top academic and athletic institutions. His 54-9 record with NCAA appearances over the last two years was very appealing, and we look forward to our volleyball team reaching new heights under Matt's leadership. Most importantly, Matt is a person of character and integrity who will motivate and inspire his student-athletes to achieve in the classroom and on the court."
Troy led Hopkins to its best season in program history in 2012, as the team notched a program-best win-loss record of 29-4. The Blue Jays won their first 16 matches of the season and won the Centennial Conference title for the second-straight season.
"I want to thank Dr. Searcy, the search committee and Ken Tyler for the great honor and privilege of becoming the next head volleyball coach here at the University of Mary Washington", said Troy. "My family and I are extremely grateful for the opportunity and look forward to being a part of an extraordinary staff and group of student athletes in achieving their goal of becoming a top 25 athletics department in NCAA Division III."
Hopkins dropped just four sets en route to capturing the Centennial Conference crown in 2011, as Troy was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year. The Blue Jays finished the 2011 season with a record of 25-5.
Prior to coaching at JHU, Troy served as the head coach at Howard Community College for one season. In his one season with the Dragons, he led the team to an 18-16 record and a third place finish in the conference with a 10-2 mark, as well as the top seed in the regional tournament. Troy also coached three of his players to All-Region honors.
Troy spent six years with the Caroll Vipers Volleyball Club in Maryland, most recently as assistant director and head coach. He also spent one season as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College. He most recently taught physical education and health at Crestwood Middle School in Frederick, MD. Troy is a 2002 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in physical education and health. In 2009, he completed his master's from West Virginia in athletic coaching education.
Troy and his wife, Melissa, and their four daughters: Alexis, Kamryn, Emily and Brooke, reside in Fredericksburg.