Ginger Hamric begins her
32st season at the helm of the Catawba College volleyball program. Hamric's teams have compiled a 494-283 record
and in 2001 became the first South Atlantic Conference to qualify for
the NCAA II regional play after claiming the 2001 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
Coach Hamric. She is also an instructor in Catawba's Goodman
School of Physical Education.
Prior to her
arrival at Catawba, Coach Hamric was a volleyball coach and 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.
volleyball teams at Mt. Airy won two state (2-A) championships (1986,
1987) and three Northwest Conference titles (1986-88). Two other
seasons (1988 and 1989), the Lady Bears were the 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.
outstanding former athlete herself, Hamric was a three-year starter in
volleyball at Forbush High School, before graduating in 1981. At
Appalachian State University, she was the 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.