FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWBERRY COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TODD HAY HIRED AS HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH AT NEWBERRY COLLEGE

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College vice president for intercollegiate athletics Brad Edwards is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Hay as the Wolves' women's volleyball coach.

Hay comes to Newberry after six seasons as the assistant volleyball coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Central Arkansas. In his six seasons, Hay helped lead the Sugar Bears to a record of 139-59 with two Southland Conference championships and four division championships. He was also an instructor in the Kinesiology/Physical Education department at UCA.

“I am extremely honored to be the head volleyball coach at Newberry College," Hay said. "I really enjoyed everything about the school and the town of Newberry when I arrived on campus for my interview.  I would like to thank Brad Edwards and his staff for doing an amazing job of making me feel welcomed and appreciated. I know  Newberry College has the support of the administration and the players in place to be successful. Gemma, Jeffrey and I look forward to being a part of the Newberry community and the Newberry Volleyball program in 2012 and the years to come.” 

Prior to UCA, Hay was at Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock, Texas, where he served as head volleyball coach from 1998 to 2005. During his tenure at Trinity Christian, Hay compiled a record of 254-56 in eight seasons. He was named District Coach of the Year four times and guided Trinity to three TAPPS 4A state titles, including back-to-back championships in 2004 and 2005.

In 2004, Hay led Trinity Christian to a 40-4 record and followed up with a 41-7 mark in 2005. TCHS was 31-1 in 1999 and won their first ever state title. Hay guided Trinity to the state semi-finals on two other occasions.

Hay has received many awards during his career, including the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal City Coach of the Year twice, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 4A Coach of the Year and KJAK 92.7 Coach of the Year. He has coached 12 All-State players and six District MVP winners during his career.

Besides coaching volleyball, Hay was a history teacher at Trinity Christian for 13 years. He served as the junior high volleyball coach from 1994-96, assistant junior high basketball coach from 1993-2005, assistant track coach and assistant golf coach. He was also Trinity Christian’s assistant high school basketball coach when they won the 4A Championship in 1998-99.

Hay earned his bachelor’s in education with a minor in physical education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1992.

Hay and his wife Gemma have a nine-year old son, Jeffrey.