St. Catharine, Ky. -- St. Catharine College President, Dr. Cindy Gnadinger recently removed the interim tag from Lauryn Hyman’s title to become the permanent head coach of the Patriot volleyball program.
“I am pleased that Coach Hyman has agreed to serve as the Head Coach for the St. Catharine Volleyball team,” noted Gnadinger. “Her enthusiasm for the sport and for St. Catharine College made her the natural choice. We are excited to see where she takes the program in the coming years.”
Hyman, was thrust into duty last year as the head coach on an interim basis after a coaching change two weeks before the season was set to begin. In her season as the interim head coach, Hyman led the Patriots to a 27-12 record overall.
The Patriots also posted a 10-6 mark in the Mid-South Conference which earned them a third place finish in the final standings. Ultimately, the Patriots’ season came to an end at the hands of Georgetown College in the MSC Tournament Semifinals.
Prior to her first season as the interim head coach, Hyman served as the assistant coach for one season in 2014. Hyman has also coached at the club level at the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) as well as with the MidAmerica Volleyball Association (MAVA).
“I would like to thank our President, Dr. Cindy Gnadinger for the opportunity to be the head volleyball coach at St. Catharine. I plan on creating an environment where young women can come into and grow and succeeded both on and off the court,” said Hyman.
Hyman will spend the remaining time in the offseason recruiting before students return to campus in August to begin preparation for the 2016 season.