Melissa Ferris Resigns as Head Coach at William & Mary After 2 Seasons

  0 Braden Keith | December 04th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, College Coaching Changes, Division I Mid-Major, News

Melissa Ferris has resigned after 2 seasons as the head volleyball coach at William & Mary. She leaves with a 13-46 record, including a 4-28 finish in CAA conference play.

“Melissa has chosen to pursue other opportunities,” stated W&M’s Director of Athletics, Samantha K. Huge. “We wish her the best moving forward.”

After nearly 20 years as an assistant in Division I volleyball, including 12 seasons as associate head coach at Rice, Ferris arrived in Williamsburg in 2016.

The program is the CAA’s all-time leader with 8 conference titles. They also have 7 conference players of the year, 4 CAA Defensive Players of the Year, and 4 CAA Rookies of the Year.

In 2017, William & Mary finished in last place in the CAA with a 2-14 conference record (5-25 overall); in 2016, they finished 2-14 and in last place in the CAA as well, with an 8-21 overall record.

Sydney Biniak earned two 3rd Team All-CAA honors during Ferris’ tenure.

Before her 12 years at Rice, Biniak spent 2 years at Wyoming and 4 years at Texas State. She played collegiately at Arizona, where she ranks in the top 10 in school history in kills and solo blocks.

The school has begun a “national search” for a new head coach. Assistant coach Shannon Thompson will oversee the program during the transition.




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