Hannah Lawing has resigned as the head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Xavier University of Louisiana. Lawing is leaving to pursue non-coaching opportunities.
In 4 seasons at the head of the NAIA Division I program, Lawing amassed an 81-39 record and won 4 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular season titles, as well as 4 tournament titles. She was a combined 57-2 against GCAC opponents.
“Many thanks to coach Lawing for her work and her success with our program,” said Jason Horn, XULA director of athletics & recreation. “Our volleyball program is on a solid foundation that we can continue to build upon to gain national recognition and contend for championships. Best wishes to coach Lawing in her future endeavors.”
After 1 season as an assistant coach in 2012, Lawing took over as head coach from Christabell Hamilton in 2013. Last season, the team advanced to the NAIA National Champioship tournament, where they lost 0-3 in the first round to St. Francis (Illinois). The team was only 16-17 overall in Lawing’s swan-song season, but their 11-1 record in the conference was still good enough to earn the automatic bid to the NAIA tournament.