Head Volleyball Coach
Head Coach Mark Hardaway enters his fifth year leading the resurgence of Youngstown State’s volleyball program in 2016.
Hardaway has led the program to 58 victories in his first four seasons, which is the most by the program in a four-year stretch since 1998-01. He impressively led the Penguins to three-straight winning seasons for the first time in program history from 2012-14.
In his first season, the 2012 squad won more matches than the previous three seasons combined. In 2013, Hardaway continued to make history by winning seven matches in the Horizon League Conference and by winning a Horizon League Tournament match for the first time since 2004. The Penguins had another landmark year in 2014 as they finished 17-14 and advanced to the Horizon League Semifinal match for the second straight year.
He has been playing and coaching volleyball for more 35 years and brings 27 years of collegiate coaching experience (23 years at the Division I level) to the YSU volleyball camps. He has coached over 45 players who earned All-Conference Honors, including two player-of-year recipients.