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8 NCAA Tournament Appearances - 19 AVCA All-America Honors - 2 ACC Titles


Meet the 2013 Team



Head Coach

21st season @ Clemson 512-260 Overall 419-229 at Clemson Jolene Jordan Hoover is now in her 21st season as the Head Coach of the Clemson Volleyball program. Under her direction, the program has been a standard of consistent success and performance. All eight of the team’s NCAA appearances have come on her watch. During the 2012 season, Hoover crossed the 400-win milestone at Clemson, and the 500-win mark in her career. During her time at Clemson, her teams have averaged 21 wins per season and made eight NCAA appearances, and have had 20 or more wins in 14 seasons, including the 2012 campaign. Hoover’s squad last year was 21-10 and 12-8 in conference play, while the 2011 team finished 20-11, and she coached three players to All-ACC honors. Including Sandra Adeleye in 2012, Hoover has coached 42 All-ACC selections. In 2012, Adeleye became the first player in sschool history and the 13th in conference history to be an All-ACC selection in all four seasons. She led Clemson to a 27-8 record in her first season, and has maintained a remarkable track record of consistency since. Hoover is the longest-tenured head coach of any women’s program at Clemson, and continues to approach the sport with the same energy and enthusiasm that made her a Hall of Fame player at Illinois State. Before her arrival, Clemson had never been to the NCAA Tournament and had won just 41 percent of its ACC matches. In her 20 years at the helm, Clemson has now been to the NCAA Tournament eight times, including four years in which it provided a host role for the national event, in 1994, 1999, 2007 and 2008. Clemson has won nearly 60 percent of its ACC matches in her tenure, and she has led the team to three conference titles. Hoover is already Clemson’s all-time winningest volleyball coach with a 419-229 career record. She has won at least 22 matches nine times during her tenure. Hoover’s teams have a 197-135 (.592) record in ACC play, including a school record and ACC-best 21-1 mark in 2007. She has posted a 512-260 overall record in her 24 seasons as a head coach, ranking in the top 40 among active NCAA head coaches and 32nd among active head coaches in victories. With a 3-0 victory over N.C. State in the first match of the 2004 season, Hoover reached the 100-win plateau in ACC matches and is one of only three current league coaches who can make the claim. She reached two additional milestones during the 2007 season, recording her 300th win at Clemson and her 400th career coaching victory. The 2009 season helped to solidify Hoover, as she led the team to a 23-10 overall record and a third consecutive NCAA berth and a fourth-place finish in the ACC. Hoover has coached great individual student-athletes to success during her time at Clemson. She has coached 19 different players to 37 All-Region selections, as well as 36 All-ACC selections. Her 2007 squad set records for All-ACC performers with six on the first and second teams and AVCA All-Region selections with four. The 2009 team also had four All-ACC performers and tied the 2007 team’s mark with four All-Region selections. The lengthy list of Tiger stars also includes Cindy Stern, who became the ACC’s first volleyball All-American in 1999, and Danielle Hepburn, just the second player in school history to be named to an All-American team. Hoover coached Hepburn to a third-team selection in 2008, capping an impressive career for the middle hitter. Hepburn was the ACC’s 2008 Player-of-theYear after leading the league in kills and blocks. She ranked second nationally in blocks per set with a 1.50 average and became Clemson’s three-time First Team All-ACC selection since Stern. Stern also earned ACC Player-of-the-Year honors in 1999 under Hoover’s guidance, and Hoover added Leslie Finn to the list of all-conference greats in 2003, after she garnered firstteam All-ACC status. Hoover coached Finn to one of the most spectacular individual seasons in school history in 2004. The outside hitter was a first-team All-ACC and AVCA All-Region selection. Under Hoover’s tutelage, Finn set a single-season and career kills record for Clemson. Hoover then coached Danielle Hepburn to one of the finest careers in school history from 2005-08. Hepburn left the program with the career record for and three of the top five single-season hitting percentages. She also holds school records for block assists and total blocks over a career and ranks in the top 10 for kills. Hepburn’s hitting percentage ranked among the top 15 nationally in 2007 (.395)

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• 419 school victories, Clemson’s winningest volleyball coach • 209 Career ACC Victories • 44 All-ACC Selections • 41 AVCA All-Region Selections • 18 ACC All-Freshman Team Selections • 10 ACC All-Tournament Selections • 17 AVCA All-Americans • 8 NCAA Tournament Appearances • 7 ACC 50-Year Anniversary Team Players • 5 ACC Rookie of the Year Selections • 2 ACC Regular Season Championships (1999, 2007) • 2 ACC Coach of the Year (1994, 2007) • 2 ACC Players-of-the-Year (Cindy Stern, Danielle Hepburn) • 1 ACC Tournament Championship (1997) • 1 ACC Tournament MVP (1997)

2013 Clemson Volleyball Media Guide  

2013 Clemson Volleyball Media Guide; written and edited by Clemson Athletic Communications office.