Head Coach - 1st Season
Coach Kathryn Hart is entering her 1st season as head coach of the Patriots Volleyball program.
Hart hails from Huntsville, TX where she was graduated from Huntsville High School in 2004. She earned a B.S. from Belhaven University (BU) in 2008 in Sports Administration. Hart then moved to Springfield College where she earned a Master’s in Education in Sports Management.
While attending Belhaven University, Coach Hart was a 4 year member of the volleyball team where she was a middle hitter for the Blazers. Hart garnered numerous awards while at BU, being named a team captain from 2005-2007, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) All-Conference selection from 2005-2007, and also being selected All-Region in 2007.
Prior to joining Cumberlands Hart was an assistant coach at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. While there Hart helped guide the Pride to two very successful seasons that included a conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Hart’s first head coaching job came in 2010 at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) where she was also the Senior Women’s Administrator. She showed her ability to turn teams around after a 3-28 record her first season she nearly tripled it in her second season going 11-17, and then lead ENC to its second best record in the last decade at 13-16. Hart also coached 2 All-Conference players in her 3 seasons.
“UC is a great school, in a beautiful part of the country, with a very successful Athletics Department,” said Hart. “I am very excited about the opportunity to join and hopefully add to the success. Everyone has been extremely friendly and welcoming and UC really has that small community feel.”