COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced that University of New Hampshire head women's volleyball coach Jill Hirschinger was one of three members named to its board of directors on Tuesday.
Hirschinger has spent the past nine seasons at UNH, compiling 173 wins, including 20 wins in six of the last eight seasons while in Durham. She has been named America East Coach of the Year four times and has guided the team to three America East tournament titles in 1998, 2002 and 2003.
She has spent the past 26 seasons as a head coach at both the NCAA Division I and II levels. She has accumulated an impressive 582-363-10 overall record, good for a .615 winning percentage. Hirschinger ranks 13th on the all-time active NCAA wins list with 582 career victories. Two seasons ago, the 2003 America East Coach of the Year helped guide the team to its second straight conference championship with a 23-12 overall record and a 12-2 mark in conference play. UNH faced eventual national champion Southern California in the team's third appearance in the NCAA Tournament under Hirschinger.
Hirschinger posted a 330-151 record in 12 seasons at NCAA Division II Ferris State prior to moving to New Hampshire. She began her career by leading NCAA Division I Drake's volleyball program for five seasons.
She has been active within the AVCA and at New Hampshire. She served on the AVCA Division I All-America committee the past two seasons and has served as a voter for the weekly USA Today/AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll in past years. She served three years as the senior women's administrator in UNH's athletic department from 2001-2004.