HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Caughlin as the new head women’s volleyball coach for the Cobras. Caughlin replaces Jon Stenman, who left Coker in April to become the head coach at Centenary College of Louisiana.

A native of Alberta, Canada, Caughlin comes to Coker after spending the last nine years at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. While at St. Mary’s, Todd served as the head women’s volleyball coach leading the Rattlers to a record of 170-168, while also earning a Top 10 Southwest Regional Ranking for four straight years. To go along with his on the court leadership, Caughlin also lead his team to five straight AVCA National Team GPA Academic Awards. In addition to being the head volleyball coach, Caughlin served as the Assistant Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance for seven of those nine years.

“First off, I would like to Thank Dr. Wyatt and Lynn Griffin for the opportunity to join the Coker College community,” said Caughlin. “The chance to be a part of an athletic department and a college that is moving the direction that Coker is will be great.”

In addition to his head coaching experience at St. Mary’s, Caughlin has been the Junior Club Coach and Assistant Club Director for the Bexar County Juniors for the last seven years. Prior to St. Mary’s he was as assistant at Cameron University and before that he was the head men’s coach at Lethbridge Community College in Alberta, Canada.

An active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), Caughlin has served on the AVCA Division II Regional Awards Committee and on the AVCA Head Coaches Committee. He also served as the chair of the Heartland Conference volleyball coaches committee and was an NCAA Southwest Regional Ranking Committee member. Todd received his received Bachelor’s degree from Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada, and earned a Master’s of Science from Cameron University.

“We are very fortunate to have coach of Todd’s caliber joining our staff,” said Coker Director of Athletics Lynn Griffin. “He is exactly the type of coach we need to help lead our program to the next level, both athletically and academically. I am very excited to have Todd at Coker College.”

Caughlin will have his hands full to begin with, as he inherits a Coker team that was 5-26 in 2009, finishing with a 3-15 record in Conference Carolinas play, placing them in 11th out of 12 teams. Luckily for Todd, he has seven players returning, including the team’s offensive leader Cynallyhia Indriago (Columbia, S.C.), who finished the season with 200 kills, 25 aces and 221 digs.

According to Caughlin, “Seeing the commitment and desire that Coker is making to take the athletics department to a prominent regional contender in all sports is very exciting. I look forward to working with the staff and being a part of a college that has such a rich tradition and so involved with the community!"