Eric Snyder begins his second season as the head coach of theCoast Guard Academy volleyball program.
In his first season, he led the Bears to an ECAC Division IIINew England Championship and a share of the New England Women's andMen's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season championship asthe team finished with a record of 26-6 overall and 8-1 inconference play.
Snyder, a past recipient of the American Volleyball CoachesAssociation (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 Award, came to the Coast GuardAcademy with a rich background in coaching volleyball. He hasa B.S. degree from Southern New Hampshire University in SportManagement/Business Administration, and a Masters of BusinessAdministration (M.B.A.) from Tiffin (Ohio) University.
He was the head coach of women’s volleyball at two DivisionII schools (Stonehill College in 2007 and 2008) and University ofMary (N.D.) in 2009. While at Stonehill, his teams went 31-31 andhe led the Skyhawks to a 21-11 mark during his final season withthe program. Both of his Skyhawk teams at least doubled theprevious season's win total.
In 2010, Snyder was an assistant coach women’s coach atDivision II Bentley College and an assistant men’s coach atnationally ranked Division III Emmanuel where he coached CurtisAbram, the only All-American in Emmanuel history and helpedthe team to the best record in program history at 28-9.
Snyder has assistant coaching experience at several other DivisionI, II and III schools, including University of South Alabama,Tiffin, Western New England College, Emmanuel College, andUniversity of Findlay (Ohio).