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Volleyball: Todd Hay

Todd Hay

  Head Coach
  Alma Mater: Hawai'i, 1992
  E-mail: todd.hay
  Office Phone: 321-5237

Todd Hay is entering his third year as the head coach of the Newberry College volleyball team in 2014.

In 2013, the Wolves reached the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament for the third year and second under Hay’s direction. Hay led Newberry to an 18-13 overall record and 12-10 mark in South Atlantic Conference play. During the 2013 season Hay saw Samantha Parrish earn Second Team All-SAC honors, while Jessica King picked up an honorable mention nod and Logan Hayward received All-Freshman recognition. Parrish was honored off the court during the 2013 season as she was named CoSIDA/Capital One second team Academic All-America.

During Hay’s first season at the helm, the Wolves posted a 19-15 overall record and 10-8 showing in conference play. Newberry advanced to the semifinals of both the SAC Tournament, but also the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament. The Wolves’ victory in the regional quarterfinals over No. 3-seed Flagler was the first win by a South Carolina school in the NCAA Division II National Tournament and was the first NCAA win in program history. Parrish was named first team All-SAC and also received second team All-Southeast Region from DAKTRONICS.

Hay came 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.

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 11-year old son, Jeffrey.