University of Mary Washington volleyball head coach Matt Troy has accepted the same position at Johns Hopkins University. Troy returns to Johns Hopkins after serving as the head coach at Mary Washington for the last six seasons; he had previously been the head coach at Johns Hopkins from 2010-12 and will officially return on February 11.
Troy posted a 133-57 record at Mary Washington and led the Eagles to three trips to the NCAA Tournament and one Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) title. His 2016 team posted a 31-4 record, claimed the program's first CAC championship since 1991 and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. He also guided Mary Washington to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 (first round) and 2018 (second round) and the Eagles won at least 20 matches four times in his six seasons.
"Matt Troy has been a great coach and colleague for the last six years", said UMW Interim Director of Athletics Patrick Catullo. "In addition, he has coached numerous championship teams and is a terrific mentor to his staff and student-athletes. We will miss him and wish him the best as he takes on his new role at Johns Hopkins University."
During his first tenure at Johns Hopkins, Troy quickly turned a solid Blue Jay program into a Centennial Conference power. He compiled an overall record of 73-21 (.777), including a 54-9 (.857) mark in his final two seasons. Johns Hopkins posted a 27-3 (.900) record in Centennial Conference regular season action and claimed the first two Centennial titles in school history (2011, 2012). The Blue Jays made the program's first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament under Troy's direction in 2011 and 2012 and the 29 wins the 2012 team amassed remain a school single-season record.
Collectively, Troy has earned four Coach of the Year honors with one selection from the Centennial Conference (2011) and two from the CAC (2016, 2018). He was also the 2016 AVCA North Region Coach of the Year.
After leading the Blue Jays to the 2012 Centennial Conference title, Troy accepted the full-time head coaching position at Mary Washington. At the time, the head coaching position at Johns Hopkins was part-time.