Maiden Named Centenary Volleyball Coach
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SHREVEPORT—Centenary Interim Director of Athletics Glenn Evans announced today that Patrick Maiden has been named head volleyball coach. Maiden becomes the eighth coach of the Ladies in the 22-year history of the program and replaces Jenny Hazelwood who accepted the head coaching position at Austin Peay State University.

Maiden comes to Centenary after two years as an assistant coach at Brevard College, a Division II school in North Carolina. While a member of the Tornadoes staff, Maiden helped Brevard to a 25-6 season and a conference championship. That team featured the conference player and freshman of the year in addition to having multiple all-academic and all-conference honorees. Three tornadoes were named all-region and two received honorable mention All-American accolades.

“We are excited to have someone leading our volleyball program that has such a strong desire to succeed,” said Evans. “Patrick’s love for the game is evident and our players will benefit from being around him. We are thrilled to have him and we know he will hit the ground running.”

A Brevard College graduate, Maiden has also been active working in the camp circuit. He served on the camp staff at Penn State, Wofford, and various other high school clinics.

“I’m very thankful to Centenary for affording me the opportunity to be their head volleyball coach,” said Maiden upon appointment. “I’m looking forward to any challenges I may face and I’m excited about seeing where this program can go in the near future.”

The 2007 Ladies volleyball season opens on Aug. 24th and 25th when the team travels to College Station, Texas, for the Texas A&M Invitational. Centenary will tackle Prairie View A&M on the first day before wrapping up the tournament with Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on day two.