Volleyball Announces Kathleen Colpoys as Assistant Coach

DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire volleyball head coach Jill Hirschinger has announced the hiring of volleyball assistant coach Kathleen Colpoys, effective August 1, 2013.

Kathleen Colpoys will assist Hirschinger and associate head coach Stacy Barnett with the development middle hitters and blocking.  In addition, Colpoys will be responsible for all video including break down and tape exchange, team travel, statistics and home game management.

Colpoys joins New Hampshire after one season as an assistant coach at Stonehill College, where she helped the Skyhawks to a playoff berth in the Northeast-10 quarterfinals. 

"We are thrilled to add Colpoys to the Wildcat staff," said Hirschinger. "She brings experience both at the coaching and playing level. Bringing in an assistant with a college coaching background is very exciting for us as well. It's an additional bonus that she trained under the tutelage of UNH alumna and former assistant, Holy Cross head coach Erin (Walker) Cady. We know Kathleen will help us continue in the UNH Tradition, Pride, and Excellence."

Prior to coaching at Stonehill, Colpoys was a four-year standout at Holy Cross, where she was the first student-athlete in program history to record over 700 kills and 200 blocks. She captained the squad in her senior year and finished her career ranked second in program history with a .236 hitting percentage, while ranking fourth all-time with 214 blocks and seventh with 755 kills. Additionally, she is just one of four players in program history to record 200-plus kills three consecutive seasons.  After her senior season, Colpoys remained with the Crusaders as a volunteer assistant, assisting with individual training, team practices, spring tournaments and recruiting.

An active member in the community, Colpoys has volunteered her time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and also has served as Eucharistic minister with her local congregation. She also represented Holy Cross as a SADER Representative and has participated in the spring break immersion by volunteering in the hurricane affected areas of New Orleans.

A native of Scituate, Mass., Colpoys graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Holy Cross in May 2012.

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