12/20/2011 9:16:00 AM
MOBILE, Ala. -
After assisting the Middle Tennessee volleyball team to the winningest stretch in program history, Amy Hendrichovsky has been named head coach at fellow Sun Belt school South Alabama.
"I'm very honored and flattered that South Alabama has chosen me to lead their volleyball program," Hendrichovsky said. "I could sense the commitment, passion and determination to improve their program on my interview, and I'm very excited to become a Jaguar."
"Amy is most deserving of this opportunity," Blue Raider head coach Matt Peck
said. "We are so excited for her. She's worked very hard for us and has been an integral part of our success here at Middle Tennessee. I'm not looking forward to having Amy's team on the opposite side of the net."
A former player for Peck at North Alabama, Hendrichovsky joined the staff prior to the 2006 season, helping the Blue Raiders to one of the most successful runs in Sun Belt Conference history, including three regular season titles and four tournament crowns. Middle Tennessee was also impressive in postseason play, earning six trips to the NCAA Tournament and posting four wins, including an impressive trip to the round of 16 in 2007, the deepest run by a conference team in history.
"My last six seasons at MT have been very memorable, rewarding and enjoyable," Hendrichovsky said. "I had the opportunity to play for Matt and Jeff [Motluck] for four years, but working with them has definitely helped me understand why they are so successful. In my time as a Blue Raider, I have developed knowledge and confidence from my relationships with all the amazing people I have met, and I'm ready to take on a new challenge."
In her time at Middle Tennessee, Hendrichovsky helped Middle Tennessee to a 164-47 record, including an 88-12 mark in SBC play. She's also coached 24 All-Sun Belt performers, including nine AVCA All-Americans, the first such honorees in school history.