Trio Completes Loyola Volleyball Staff

Sept. 3, 2008

BALTIMORE - Loyola College Head Volleyball Coach Scott Pennewill announced today that a trio of area coaches have been selected as assistant coaches for the Greyhounds program.

Emily Williams, Mike Williams and Rich Zwolinski will assist Pennewill on the sidelines this season.

Emily Williams graduated in May from neighboring College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she was a standout setter for the volleyball team. She set the school's single-season and career assists records and helped the Gators reach the NCAA Division III Championships on two occasions.

She was an All-Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference (AWCC) performer as a junior and has been a coach for the Wild Blue Volleyball Club.

Her collegiate coach, Mike Williams spent three seasons as the head coach at Notre Dame and is the founder and president of Wild Blue. In his tenure at Notre Dame, Williams' teams accomplished many feats, including winning two AWCC titles in 2005 and 2006.

Mike Williams directed the Gators to their first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III Championships, in 2005, and then helped the 2006 squad win a school record 28 matches and garner the highest seed by an AWCC team, fourth, in an NCAA tournament. He finished with a 59-49 overall record at the College, and at least two of his student-athletes made the six-person All-AWCC First Team each year.

Zwolinski spent the 2007 season as the head coach at Coppin State after spending 2006 as an assistant at the school. In addition to his overall oversight of the program, Zwolinski recruited all student-athletes and monitored their academic and athletic progress at the school.

Prior to his arrival at Coppin State, Zwolinski was the head girls' volleyball coach at Old Mill High School from 2004-2006 and was the head boys' coach at Annapolis Area Christian School in 2003-2004.

The Greyhounds continue non-conference action this weekend when they travel to the Owls Challenge at Kennesaw (Ga.) State University.