Don Metil Head Coach
In just three seasons at the helm of the Towson volleyball program, head coach Don Metil has made the Tigers into a consistent threat at the top of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) standings. Entering year four, Metil will be looking to help the Tigers take the next step.
In 2015, Metil and the Tigers posted their second straight season of 25 or more wins. Towson beat James Madison in the final match of the regular season to clinch a share of the CAA Regular Season Title. Metil helped the Tigers lead the conference in hitting percentage, assists per set, kills per set and digs per set. The Tigers ranked among the top 10 nationally for assists per set, kills per set, team assists and team kills.
Under Metil’s guidance, freshman Jocelyn Kuilan was named the CAA Rookie of the Year while redshirt freshman Anna Holehouse became the program’s first CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Metil took home CAA Coach of the Year accolades for the second straight season. Jessica Lewis was a first team All-CAA honoree while Haley Pa’akaula took home second team honors on Metil’s watch. Kuilan was also named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region Honorable Mention, just the fourth player in program history to do so.
In his second season at Towson, Metil got the Tigers back to the CAA Tournament. Towson posted a 27-5 overall record and a 13-3 conference mark. Metil helped the Tigers engineer one of the largest single-season turnarounds in program history (10 wins in 2013 and 27 in 2014). Metil saw six Tigers earn all-conference honors including seniors Saitaua Iosia and Victoria Williams who were first team selections. In addition Metil was named the CAA Coach of the Year.
3rd Season at Towson
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Terry Hutchinson Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Terry Hutchinson made an immediate impact in his first season as a member of the Black and Gold coaching staff.
The 2017 season proved to be a record setting one for Hutchinson and the Tigers. Towson opened the season with 16 straight wins, setting the school record for best start to a season. Hutchinson and the Tigers went on to post a 27-6 record and advance to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament for the third straight year. Towson's solid start helped them advance to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) where the Tigers rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win at Colgate. It was the program's first ever postseason victory. Under Hutchinson's watch the Tigers had three players earn all-conference accolades and led the league in kills, digs and assists per set.
Hutchinson, who spent the 2016 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgia Southern, joined the Towson staff as an assistant coach in June 2017.
At Georgia Southern, Hutchinson was responsible for recruiting while training the middle blockers and teaching the blocking schemes for the team. He was also in charge of the team’s defense as well. The Eagles averaged 1.83 blocks per set last fall while Lauren Reichard ranked fifth in the Sun Belt Conference while putting up 1.09 blocks per set. Alex Beecher led the Sun Belt in total digs (632) under Hutchinson, was second in digs per set (5.10) while breaking her own school record for digs in a single season while earning Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors.
Hutchinson is no stranger to volleyball in the area as he served as an assistant coach for two years at Elizabethtown College and spent a year at Franklin & Marshall College.
Hutchinson began his coaching career in 2003 with the Norlanco Girls’ Volleyball Club and spent time coaching the Yorktowne and Spooky Nook Volleyball Clubs in central Pennsylvania. He also served as the varsity head coach at Manheim Township High School for four years.
Hutchinson started his collegiate career at Juniata College before transferring to East Stroudsburg University. He helped the Warriors make a pair of appearances in the EIVA Division I national semifinals. Hutchinson was nationally ranked for blocking in 1995 and 1996 and earned All-EIVA Division I honors in 1996.
He received his degree in corporate communications from Elizabethtown College while on the Dean’s List.
In the summer of 1995, Hutchinson was selected to take part in the U.S. Olympic Festival, which was part of the U.S. National Team training program. During the Festival, he helped the East team win the gold medal.
Hutchinson also has extensive experience as a certified strength and speed/agility coach.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
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Kayani Turner Assistant Coach
In just her first season on the bench with the Black and Gold, Turner helped guide the Tigers to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Regular Season Title. She helped the Tigers post 26 wins as the team had the CAA Rookie of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Under Turner’s guidance the Tigers ranked among the Top 10 in the nation for kills per set and team kills. Turner was responsible for working with the Tigers’ middle blockers and blocking game.
During the off-season, Turner attended and graduated from the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy.
Turner came to the Tigers from Southeast Missouri where she spent four years on the staff, working for Head Coach Julie Yankus. At Southeast Missouri, Turner was the primary coach for the outside hitters and recruiting coordinator. She also assisted in the scouting of opponents, film breakdown and practice planning.
The Redhawks won 63 matches in the four years Turner was in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Southeast Missouri made their first appearance in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament since 2008 and won its first OVC Tournament contest since 2006. The Redhawks showed significant improvement in their hitting percentage and kills per set during Turner’s time on the sidelines.
3rd Season at Towson
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