Hoover Resigns as Clemson Volleyball Coach


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CLEMSON, S.C. – Jolene Jordan Hoover has announced her resignation as the head coach of the Clemson volleyball program. Hoover led the Tigers to a 452-259 record in 22 seasons. Not only is she the all-time winningest coach in Clemson volleyball history, she is also the all-time winningest coach among head coaches of all women’s sports programs in Clemson history.

"Jolene did an excellent job building our volleyball program over 22 seasons, and she had tremendous success leading student-athletes both on the court and in the classroom," director of athletics Dan Radakovich said.

“I would like to thank Bobby Robinson and Dwight Rainey for giving me the opportunity to coach at Clemson 22 years ago. It has been my privilege and honor to represent Clemson University and the volleyball program,” said Hoover. “I have been very fortunate to have worked alongside so many wonderful people within our program and within our department and university.

“I am very proud of what we have built and achieved over these 22 years. Thank you to all the players, coaches, support staff and fans who have been a part of our program. I wish the volleyball program and the athletic department continued success. Most importantly, thank you to my family, Dave, Hayley and Carley. Coaching takes a lot of energy and time away from home, and I couldn’t have been in this position without their support.”

All eight of the Clemson volleyball program’s NCAA Tournament appearances were under Hoover’s watch. In addition, she coached the Tigers to the program’s two ACC Championships, in 1997 and 2007, as well as the ACC regular season title in 1999.

During her tenure at Clemson, Hoover coached AVCA All-Americans Cindy Stern and Danielle Hepburn, as well as 17 other Tigers that earned Honorable Mention All-America honors. She also coached 44 All-ACC performers and 19 ACC All-Freshman Team selections. Stern and Hepburn also earned ACC Player of the Year honors under Hoover, while Didem Ege was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and five Tigers were named ACC Rookie of the Year in her 22 seasons.

Hoover is also one of the top coaches in Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball history. Her 452 total wins and 224 conference wins rank second all-time among ACC coaches. Her conference winning percentage of .574 (224-166) is also in the top 10 in ACC history in that category. She was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2007.

In her 25 seasons as a head coach, including the first three years of her career at Western Maryland, Hoover has a 545-290 overall record. The 545 wins rank in the top 25 in terms of career victories by active Division I head coaches.

Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Ari Smith will lead the program on an interim basis, and a nationwide search has commenced for Clemson's next head volleyball coach.

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TigerNet News
spacer The obvious question is why
cutig91
spacer Re: The obvious question is why
noel3d
spacer Re: The obvious question is why
TigerHawk76®
spacer May I take this one, please?
exyankee
spacer Then why is it resigning instead of retiring?....
tigerking79
spacer I'm hearing that she intentionally quit
T_I_P
spacer What motive would have her do that?***
tigerking79
spacer The new administration did not support her
T_I_P
spacer Re: The new administration did not support her
eyebleedorange
spacer Your two cents...
TruTiger
spacer Another way to look at it: he is just doing what he thinks is best.
Judge Keller
spacer Re: Another way to look at it: he is just doing what he thinks is best.
armsb
spacer typical "Chick" move....especially for someone who has.....
exyankee
spacer Are you gunning for "D0uchebag Of The Day" award?
grover173
spacer Re: typical "Chick" move....especially for someone who has.....
shellac23
spacer For Stanford not LSU***
T_I_P
spacer Re: For Stanford not LSU***
tigerbrock
spacer Re: For Stanford not LSU***
tigrecalvo®
spacer Uh... Stanford degree vs LSU? What a knucklehead!***
exyankee
spacer Re: Uh... Stanford degree vs LSU? What a knucklehead!***
tigerbrock
spacer Re: Uh... Stanford degree vs LSU? What a knucklehead!***
armsb
spacer Wow wow wow
kgpittm®
spacer Re: Other Sports Update: Hoover Resigns as Clemson Volleyball Coach
shirleyb
spacer i don't know...
TX Tiger®
spacer No Question about it! DRad told her to "Beat Feet"
exyankee
spacer Volleyball has been one of the best sports at Clemson
kgpittm®
spacer Is that you, Mrs... ehhhmI mean, Mr Hoover?
exyankee
spacer What exactjy has made her one of the best?
T_I_P
spacer The ACC is a weak Volleyball conference
kgpittm®
spacer Another reason to
Country Gentleman®
spacer Adair forced himself out by beating up his daughter***
tigerking79
spacer Wrong
kgpittm®
spacer Re: Wrong
CreoleTiger
spacer The dismissal of Davis ruined our wonens bball
T_I_P
spacer Kind of tired of this trend in our non revenue sports...
tigerking79
spacer I hope that we rehire Davis if Audra Smith doesn't
kgpittm®
spacer Re: The dismissal of Davis ruined our wonens bball
buddyjack
spacer immediately after Kriese we missed the tournament
T_I_P
spacer As said by someone who has never eaten a spike
TX Tiger®
spacer Remember "Meet the Fockers"? Ok GheyLord! Whatever...Volleyball sux!
exyankee
spacer Re: No Question about it! DRad told her to "Beat Feet"
tigrecalvo®
spacer Bottom line is dradis not a good fitmfor Clemson & GT thanks
CUTIGR69
spacer Then why do you give a ####?
ringknocker85
spacer Re: No Question about it! DRad told her to "Beat Feet"
armsb
spacer It's 28 years of state service for full pension benefits***
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Reminiscent of what happened to Jim Davis***
tigerking79
spacer Retire means never wanting to work again
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Re: Mentions Bobby Robinson and Dwight Rainey ... no DRad
apextiger®
spacer Re: Other Sports Update: Hoover Resigns as Clemson Volleyball Coach
knowitall
spacer Think it might have something to do with having to share
tigersuper
spacer Well boo freaking hoo, it's volleyball! Who cares?***
BlockC61
spacer I don't understand why some people get so sentimental about coaches.
Judge Keller
spacer Re: I don't understand why some people get so sentimental about coaches.
brad12
spacer Yeah, kinda like when Danny Ford was let go....
tigersuper
spacer That's not the reason
TigerzzRoar®
spacer Thanks for clearing that up for me.
tigersuper
spacer Just remember what has happened with our other non revenue..
tigerking79
spacer I CARE
tigrecalvo®
spacer How will this effect recruiting***
CUChE00
spacer Re: Other Sports Update: Hoover Resigns as Clemson Volleyball Coach
HORRY TIGER 2
spacer Don't know how many are really upset about this
tigerfan22334®
spacer that is what i have heard as well***
T_I_P
spacer Re: Other Sports Update: Hoover Resigns as Clemson Volleyball Coach
smorris2220
spacer she will be picked up***
T_I_P
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