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