Dock Mennonite Academy Athletics Department announces the retirement of Trish Hoover, Head Boys Volleyball Coach. She has been leading our boys volleyball program since 2016 to the present. During that time, her teams won 3 league titles and 2 district championships. Coach Hoover has done a great job of continuing the fine tradition of developing Dock boys volleyball talent to be competitive with the best in our area. Under her leadership, we enjoyed getting back to winning district title games once again!
In 1988, Coach Hoover was our first girls volleyball coach, and continued with the program through the 1991 season. At that time, she left coaching to focus on parenting her young family. She returned to coaching girls volleyball as our junior varsity coach in 2006, and took over the head coach position in 2010, coaching our girls team through the 2018 season. As head coach, her teams won 5 league titles and 2 District I championships.
Over the past 25 years Coach Hoover has been coaching volleyball in community club programs, and for both our Dock volleyball teams. She has done an exceptional job of being a student of the game, always learning and growing in her knowledge and expertise, seeking to be her best as a volleyball coach. This attitude of being a student of the game greatly supported her efforts of being a highly effective teacher of skill and team play. Coach Hoover has also done a masterful job of challenging and supporting her student-athletes, which brought a competitive confidence to our teams as they competed for championships.
Dock greatly appreciates the fine leadership Coach Hoover has brought to both our volleyball programs during her tenure!
Coach Hoover looks to continue her work with volleyball as an official. She is currently working her way up the ranks as both a USA and NCAA certified volleyball official. Her primary level of work is at the D-2 level while receiving some D-1 opportunities as well. In addition to these volleyball interests, she is looking forward to being grandma for her first grandbaby, to be born to Coach Taylor McKenney and her husband during mid-summer.
We wish Coach Hoover all the best in her future endeavors!