8 NCAA Tournament Appearances - 19 AVCA All-America Honors - 2 ACC Titles
Meet the 2013 Team
addition to Hepburn’s top league honor, Murphy was named to the First Team and Lia Proctor earned the first ACC accolade of her career with a second-team selection. With Hoover’s coaching, Proctor has made great strides in her game since her freshman season. She posted nearly 100 more kills each year, compared the one prior, while bettering her hitting percentage each season as well. In 2008, Proctor was given a full-rotation role for the first time and used it to record 329 digs (second-most on the team) and 26 service aces. Her improved play was a contributing factor in the team’s successes, providing a balance to Hepburn in the middle. Hoover led the Tigers to a 20-14 record during the 2004 season, the most wins at Clemson since the 1999 season. Among the 20 wins was one of Hoover’s greatest upsets. After handling Virginia Tech to open the ACC Tournament, the Tigers were faced with a matchup versus #1 seed Georgia Tech, who went undefeated in the regular season. The Tigers prevailed 3-1 in one of Clemson’s best performances in recent memory. With four underclassmen starters, along with the team’s libero, the 2006 Clemson squad’s resume was even then more remarkable. Hoover guided the Tigers to another 20-win season and a third-place finish in the ACC. Clemson has reaped the benefits of a veteran leader on the court, but Hoover began her list of accomplishments long before taking over as head coach of the Tiger program. Hoover graduated from Illinois State University in 1986, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. While attending Illinois State, Hoover was named allleague in the Gateway Conference in 1983 and 1985, and also the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1985. She was also named Most Valuable Player in two regular season tournaments, chosen as the team’s co-captain in 1985, and was an AAU Junior Olympic All-American in 1982 and 1983. In October of 1999, Hoover was inducted into the Illinois State University Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Hall of Fame in February of 2000. She was honored again in the fall of 2006 as she was named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s (formerly the Gateway Conference) volleyball All-Centennial team. During her Illinois State career, Hoover led the Redbirds to four Gateway Conference Championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances. Upon graduating from Illinois State, Hoover participated in the 1987 inaugural season of the professional Major League Volleyball as a setter for the Chicago Breeze. In the summer of 1985, she represented the USA in the World University Games held in Kobe, Japan; and also trained with the United States Women’s National Volleyball Team in San Diego, CA. Hoover’s first coaching stint came in 1986 when she served as an assistant at her alma mater, Illinois State. In 1987, she was named assistant coach at the University of Tennessee. While at Tennessee, the Volunteers finished second in the Southeastern Conference in 1988, after a third-place ranking in 1987. In 1989, Hoover left Tennessee to return to her alma mater as an assistant coach. During that season, Illinois State finished as the Gateway Conference Champions, posted a 21-10 record (9-0 in conference), and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Hoover’s first head coaching position came in 1990 when she took over the Western Maryland College Terrors. During her three-year tenure at Western Maryland she compiled a 93-31 overall record. When combined with her 19-year mark at Clemson, Hoover has an impressive 491-250 (.665) career record. Since her arrival at Clemson, Hoover has not only been coaching the Tigers, but has also worked outside the collegiate coaching area. She has served as the head coach of the USA’s Youth National Team in 1996, an assistant with the 1995 Olympic Festival Team, and as the assistant coach for the Youth National Team in 1994. Hoover, who earned a master’s degree from Clemson in 1997, and her husband Dave Hoover, have two children, Hayley (21) and Carley. Carley is a freshman softball player at Stanford and was the 2013 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year.
HOOVER’S CLEMSON MILESTONE TIMELINE December 2, 1992 Named Head Coach of the Tigers September 3, 1993 Recorded first win at Clemson, a 3-0 victory over Tennessee-Martin September. 11, 1993 Recorded her 100th career coaching victory as the Tigers defeated Drexel, 3-0 December 1, 1993 Coached Clemson in its first NCAA Tournament appearance September 6, 1997 Hit the 100-win mark at Clemson with a 3-0 victory against St. Louis September 26, 1997 Won her 200th career match as a coach, bettering Wake Forest by a 3-0 margin November 23, 1997 Led the Tigers to their first ACC Championship, defeating Duke, Maryland and Georgia Tech at the conference tournament en route to the title September 6, 2002 Won her 200th match at Clemson with a 3-0 victory over East Carolina September 24, 2002 Reached career coaching win #300 as Clemson edged Furman, 3-2 September 24, 2004 Defeated NC State, 3-0, to reach the 100-win plateau in ACC matches October 13, 2007 Notched her 300th victory at the helm of the Tiger program as Clemson knocked off 14th-ranked Duke, 3-2 November 3, 2007 Recorded her 400th career coaching victory as the Tigers downed Virginia Tech, 3-1 Nov. 21, 2007 Coached Tigers to a 3-0 win over Maryland to secure the program’s second outright ACC title Oct. 2, 2009 Coached Clemson to a 3-2 win against Miami, clinching the 700th win in program history, only the second ACC team to reach that milestone. Aug. 25, 2012 Won 400th match as Clemson’s head coach with 3-0 win over SC State Sept. 13, 2012 Won 500th career match with 3-0 victory over GA State Oct. 6, 2012 Won 200th ACC match as Clemson’s head coach with 3-0 win over UVa
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Published on Sep 3, 2013