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Dennis Hohenshelt completed his fourth season as Virginia’s head volleyball coach in 2015.
After finishing with the best non-conference record since 2006 at 8-3, Hohenshelt guided UVA to its third-straight winning season in 2015. The Cavaliers finished 18-13 overall and 10-10 in ACC play. Setter Lauren Fuller earned All-ACC First Team honors, middle blocker Natalie Bausback was named to the All-ACC Second Team and freshman Anna Walsh earned an ACC All-Freshman Team selection.
The Cavaliers completed their second-consecutive winning season under Hohenshelt in 2014, going 17-14 overall and a 10-8 record in ACC play. Right-side hitter Jasmine Burton and setter Lauren Fuller were named to the All-ACC Second Team, the second-straight year they have been honored by the conference.
In his second season at UVa, the Cavaliers double their win tally from the previous season and finished with an 18-14 record and an 11-9 record in ACC play, tied for fifth. The Cavaliers’ 18 overall and 11 conference wins are the most since 2007, when the team finished 18-13 (13-9 ACC). Virginia picked up eight more conference wins than in Hohenshelt’s first season (9-22 overall, 3-17 in ACC play).
Under Hohenshelt’s tutelage, Burton earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors, while four Cavaliers were named to All-ACC squads. Fuller was picked to the second team, while Burton and outside hitter Tori Janowski were recognized on the third team. Burton and fellow first-year Haley Kole were selected to the ACC All-Freshman squad.
Prior to UVa, Hohenshelt was an assistant coach with Penn State’s women’s team for six seasons after spending 10 campaigns with the Nittany Lion men’s team.
With the women’s program at Penn State, which won four consecutive NCAA titles from 2007-10, Hohenshelt was involved in match preparation, player development and recruiting. He helped guide Arielle Wilson to set the NCAA Division I record for career hitting percentage at .468 and earn 2007 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and University Park NCAA Regional Championship Most Outstanding Player honors.
Hohenshelt helped guide the Penn State men’s team to the 2006 national championship match for the first time in 11 years and helped recruit the core of the 2008 team that won the NCAA crown.
During Hohenshelt’s tenure, the women’s program compiled a record of 199-18 (.917), while the men’s team went 237-82 (.743) with Hohenshelt on staff.
Hohenshelt brings a wealth of experience with USA Volleyball, where he was an assistant with the 2004 USA Boy’s Youth National Team that won the NORCECA Zone gold medal and helped lead the U.S. Junior National Team to a third-place finish at the NORCECA Championships in 2002. He assisted with the U.S. Boy’s Youth National Team in the summer of 1997 and scouted for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 1997 World Cup.
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Hohenshelt received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education and social studies from Juniata College in 1993, where he led the Eagles to consecutive Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association titles in 1992 and 1993 and earned Most Valuable Player honors his senior year.
Hohenshelt began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Huntingdon (Pa.) High School from 1993-95 and was an assistant at his alma mater from 1994-95. After being promoted to head coach in 1996, he led the Eagles to an 18-8 record and a second-place finish in the EIVA Division III Tournament.
He is married to the former Tara Rowlyk, and couple has a son, Jacob, who was born in July 2005, a daughter, Reese, who was born in 2010 and a son, Axl, who was born in 2015.
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