Head Volleyball Coach Steve Aird has resigned from the school and has accepted the same position at Indiana University.
Aird has been the one who built a sensational foundation for Maryland Volleyball, so his departure really could send shockwaves though the program. He is responsible for signing a top-10 recruiting class in 2017, setting up a bright future for the team.
During the 2017 season, Maryland announced themselves as a national player, thanks to a tremendous start. The Terrapins began the campaign 11-0, including a win over then 18th-ranked Southern California.
Once the team took their first lost against 7th-ranked Washington, the tough Big Ten schedule hit them rather hard. They sported a 7-13 record in their final 20 games and finished 18-14, but narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament. A majority of these losses came against highly ranked teams, and Maryland just couldn’t pull off many upsets.
After leaving his Alma Mater of Penn State, Aird finished with a 55-74 record at Maryland, which was his first tenure as a head volleyball coach. He leaves behind a very invigorated program and fanbase with their sights set on a national spotlight.
As noted in his Maryland Bio, Aird has set six top-10 attendance records in College Park. The excitement comes after two top-16 recruiting classes in a row.
His talent at building a program will be tested at Indiana after a rough 2017 campaign. The Hoosiers finished with a 12-20 record, thanks to dropping their last 11 matches. This rather poor season comes after two seasons of improving records, and a winning campaign in 2016.