2013 Volleyball Coaches
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Andy Cavins
Head Coach - 3rd Season

 

Andy Cavins begins his third season as the head volleyball coach at Lindsey Wilson College in 2013.

In his first two seasons at the helm of the Blue Raider volleyball program, Cavins has reached the program’s only two national tournaments while producing at least 30 wins.

Lindsey Wilson has also won back-to-back Mid-South Conference Tournament titles -- the only two MSC Tournament titles in the program’s history.

During his first season, Cavins led Lindsey Wilson to a 31-3 record en route to winning the program’s first Mid-South Conference regular season title. His Blue Raiders backed up the historical 2011 season with 30 wins in 2012, including winning twice in the NAIA National Tournament.

During Cavins’ inaugural season at Lindsey Wilson, he led the Blue Raiders to a program-best 20 match winning streak.

In 2012, the Blue Raiders once again rewrote the record books -- setting program records in kills (2,105) and assists (1,881).

Cavins owns a career record of 80-54, including 61-17 at Lindsey Wilson. He is 22-5 all-time against Mid-South competition.

Prior to Lindsey Wilson, Cavins spent two seasons as head coach at NCAA Div. III LeTourneau (Texas). He is a former assistant coach at the Georgia.

At LeTourneau, Cavins took over for a program that had just completed a 2-28 season with no conference wins in 2008. During Cavins’ tenure, the team compiled the most wins in the program’s history over a two-year span.

Cavins’ team amassed a 3.23 cumulative grade point average -- the highest of any sport on the LeTourneau campus. His team also concluded the season with five all-conference players, including the American Southwest Conference sportsmanship award winner.

As an assistant at Georgia, Cavins was part of a staff that inherited a Bulldog team that had finished 6-25 in the season prior to their arrival. Cavins helped Georgia to a 17-13 record in his first season with the Bulldogs and had a First Team All-Southeastern Conference performer and a First Team All-SEC Freshman team selection.

Cavins’ main responsibilities at Georgia included on-court development, recruiting coordinator and camp director. As a staff, Georgia was able to sign a Top-50 recruiting class that included the nation's second-ranked setter.

Cavins -- a former NCAA Division I baseball student-athlete at Baylor (Texas) -- also used his time on campus to serve as a student assistant for the Baylor volleyball team. Cavins participated as a practice player, on-court trainer and facility manager.

In addition to his collegiate coaching, Cavins coached at the Dallas Premier and Dallas Summit Volleyball Clubs.

Including his work at the Dallas club, Cavins also has coached in the Georgia Juniors Volleyball Club -- where he was co-director and 18’s Open coach. He also worked with the Dallas Juniors Volleyball Club and the Addison Boy’s Volleyball Club.

Cavins also enjoys experience as a volleyball camp director at every level. He has led six different high-school camps, the Fort Worth YMCA camp, and camps at Southern Methodist University, Baylor, Georgia and Letourneau.

Cavins graduated from Baylor in 2004 and later completed his master’s degree at Georgia in 2009. He and his wife Jessica reside in Columbia.

 

Collegiate Coaching Career

Baylor University: Student Assistant (2003)

University of Georgia: Assistant Coach (2007-09)

Letourneau University: Head Coach (2009-10)

Lindsey Wilson College: Head Coach (2011-present)

 

Contact Information

Office: Keyes House

Phone: 270-384-7327

Fax: 270-384-8078

Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728

E-Mail: cavinsa@lindsey.edu

 

Andy Cavins’ Collegiate Career

Year

School

Overall

Record

Conf.

Record

Postseason

Highlights

2009

LeTourneau

6-22

2-15

 

 

2010

LeTourneau

13-15

7-10

 

 

2011

Lindsey Wilson

31-3

10-2

NAIA First Round

MSC Champs

MSC Tournament Champs

2012

Lindsey Wilson

30-14

12-3

NAIA Pool Play

MSC Tournament Champs

Totals

Lindsey Wilson

61-17

22-5

 

Totals

Overall

80-54

31-30

 

 

 

 
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Sarah Gildersleeve
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

 

Sarah Gildersleeve begins her first season as Lindsey Wilson College volleyball assistant coach in 2013.

Gildersleeve comes to Lindsey Wilson with extensive club coaching experience. The Lindsey Wilson position is her first collegiate job.

For the past two years, Gildersleeve served as the head coach of the Charleston Juniors Volleyball Club and instructor at the Charleston Volleyball Academy.

Prior to her club coaching, Gildersleeve played at Georgia Southern where she captained the 2009 and 2010 Eagle squads.

She earned most improved player in 2010 and was selected to the 2010 Southern Conference All-Tournament Team. That season, Gildersleeve helped the Eagles to a 27-9 record, including winning the Southern Conference Tournament.

Gildersleeve graduated from Georgia Southern in 2011.

 

Collegiate Coaching Career

Lindsey Wilson College: Assistant Coach (2013-present)

 

Contact Information

Office: Keyes House

Phone: 270-384-7372

Fax: 270-384-8078

Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728

E-Mail: gildersleeves@lindsey.edu

 

 

 
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Kristi Hager
Student Assistant - 1st Season
 
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Angela Mlachnik
Student Assistant - 1st Season
 
Andrea Taylor Image
Andrea Taylor
Student Assistant - 1st Season
 
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