Hudson Bates

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position Associate Head Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

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• Named Ohio State associate head coach in June 2019

• Also serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator

• Came to Columbus with eight seasons of collegiate coaching experience

• Assistant coach for Virginia women’s volleyball for two seasons (2017-18)

• Started a men’s volleyball program at Marymount University (Arlington, Va.) in 2013

• Lifted Marymount from its inaugural season to a conference championship and top-10 (D-III) national ranking in just four years (2017)

• Long history of USA Volleyball coaching (involved since 2007), including his continuation as the Boys High Performance Coach

•  Spent nearly a decade playing professionally both indoors and on the beach after a four-year college career at George Mason University (2005-08)

• Retired from the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour in 2016 after a nine-year stretch in the sand

• Member of the 2010 U.S. National Beach Team and donned the Stars & Stripes representing Team USA in multiple international FIVB tournaments over the years

• Indoors, Bates trained with the U.S. National Team from 2008-10 and competed professionally in the Puerto Rico Superior League and Qatar National League from 2008-12

• Served as George Mason volunteer coach during the 2009 season

• Two-time First Team EIVA All-East honoree