Bill Shook became head volleyball coach in July 2012. He came to Hollins with 13 years of experience as a head coach at the collegiate level, leading the volleyball programs at Lindsey Wilson College, an NAIA institution; NCAA Division III Piedmont College; and NCAA Division II Mars Hill College. Prior to coaching collegiately, he was the head volleyball coach at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland, where he earned four state volleyball championships.
He has spent 16 years working with USA Volleyball including: Juniors Rep in both the Chesapeake and Carolina Regions, original member of the USAV National Committee for High Performance Programs and the juniors athlete "pipeline," and as an apprentice coach with the 1992 and 1995 US Women's Teams pre-Olympic squads. For the Summer Olympics in 1996, Shook worked under the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as an assistant supervisor of statistics at the volleyball venue. While in Maryland, Shook was the founder and technical director of the Columbia Volleyball Club (10 years), which is now the longest running juniors program in the state. When Shook moved to North Carolina, he repeated his pioneering success by forming a second, very prominent program as founder and technical director of the Biltmore Volleyball Club. He now works with the Roanoke United Volleyball Club.
Shook has spent 25 years as an instructor at NCAA Division I volleyball camps (College of Charleston, Clemson, East Tennessee State University, Furman, Georgetown, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State/Altoona, Tennessee, UNC-Charlotte, U.S. Naval Academy) and has run his own clinics and private lessons in volleyball, tennis and swimming for 30 years. He has taught physical education at the middle school level for 10 years and at the collegiate level for 15 years. He also has international coaching experience, having served as a head coach at the World Volleyball Training Center in Huguenot, New York, which led to coaching experiences in Norway, Japan, and China.
He is married to Kathy Shook and they have two daughters, Lauren and Kimberly. Lauren graduated from Western Piedmont (NC) and Kimberly graduated from UNC-Greensboro, where she played volleyball for their NCAA Division I program.
Summary of accomplishments: 49 total scholastic championships (collegiate and high school) in volleyball and tennis (nine regular season tournaments, 18 conference championships, 15 regional championships, seven high school state championships); USA Volleyball Carolina Region Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award (2002); nine "Coach of the Year" honors; inducted into Centennial High School Hall of Fame; and became just the fourth male coach to be inducted into the Howard County, Maryland, Women's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
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