Volleyball

Volleyball: Ginger Hamric

Ginger Hamric

Head Coach
Alma Mater: Appalachian St. '85
E-mail: gcashley@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 637-4480


Ginger Hamric has been the head coach of the Catawba College volleyball program since 1990.  Hamric has led the Lady Indians to four NCAA II tournament berths and Catawba became the first South Atlantic Conference volleyball team to reach a regional final in 2008.  Her teams have compiled a 520-339 record.

Hamric is a four-time South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year and in 2001 led Catawba to NCAA II regionals, becoming th first SAC team to qualify for NCAA post-season play after claiming the SAC Tournament title.  In 2000, Catawba took the SAC Championship and posted a 34-7 record.  Catawba also captured the 1990 and 1991 SAC Tournament crowns under Hamric. She is also an instructor in Catawba’s Goodman School of Physical Education.

In 2008, Hamric was inducted into the Catawba Sports Hall of Fame.  During her tenure, Catawba has advanced to NCAA II Regional play four times and have claimed three SAC Championships and three SAC Tournament titles.

Prior to her arrival at Catawba, Hamric, was volleyball coach and a biology teacher at Mt. Airy High School. That position was her first after graduating from Appalachian State University in 1985. She was also an assistant coach in basketball and co-coach in softball.

Her volleyball teams at Mt. Airy won two state (2-A) championships (1986, 1987) and three Northwestern Conference titles (1986-88). Two other seasons (1988 and 1989), the Lady Bears were state runner-ups. Overall, Hamric’s five-year record at Mt. Airy was 95-14. She was voted league coach of the year three times and Mt. Airy High School Teacher of the Year in 1987 and 1989.

An outstanding former athlete herself, Hamric was a three-year starter in volleyball at Forbush High School, before graduating in 1981. At ASU, she was captain of the team as a hitter in 1983 and 1984. She helped lead the Lady Apps to the Southern Conference championship during her senior season.

Hamric earned a bachelor’s of science education degree from ASU. She earned a master’s degree in science education from Wake Forest. She is a member of Gamma Beta Phi academic honor society and Kappa Delta Pi educational honor society.

She resides in Salisbury and in Yadkin County with her husband, Will.

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