2012 Volleyball
Overall SSAC Streak Home Away Neutral
30-7 (.811) 14-0 (1.000) Lost 2 12-1 12-2 6-4
2012 Volleyball Coaches
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Dr. Peggy Martin
Head Coach- 4th Season
In 2012, AVCA and Mobile Sports Hall of Fame member Dr. Peggy Martin begins her fourth season as the head volleyball coach at Spring Hill after building a record as the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division II with 33 consecutive winning seasons at the University of Central Missouri where she compiled a 1,064-281-8 record.

During her three seasons with the Badgers, Martin has built a 75-24 overall record and a 21-1 record in the Southern States Athletic Conference while winning consecutive SSAC West Division crowns in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, she directed Spring Hill to the NAIA National Championship Tournament for only the second time in program history and reached pool play at the Final Site for the first time ever. Wins over Xavier University (La.) and Martin Methodist College (Tenn.) also notched the first two National Tournament wins in SHC history.
Martin is one of only three collegiate volleyball coaches to reach 1,100 wins at any level of competition.
In 2006, she was inducted into the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame, making her and her father, Bill Martin, the only father-daughter tandem to appear on the Hall's roll.  She is also a member of the McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Hall of Fame and in 2007 she earned a distinguished alumni award from Indiana University for her accomplishments on the volleyball court as well as her dedication to women's sports in general.

Over 33 seasons at UCM, Martin never suffered a losing season, won 25 matches in 31 consecutive seasons and won or shared 19 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association titles.  Her teams made a record 25 consecutive NCAA Div. II Tournament appearances, reached the "Elite Eight" six times and finished as the National Runner-up in 1987.  She has won 22 Coach of the Year Awards including the 1987 NCAA Division II National Coach of Year Award.

Martin first served as softball and volleyball coach at UCM when she started her Division II career in 1975 and even stepped into an assistant women's basketball coaching role for the 1976-77 season.

Her first collegiate coaching experience came at Florida Southern College as a volleyball and basketball coach at the then club level program.

Mobile did not have girl's high school sports when Martin was a child, but she played volleyball and basketball and ran track with St. Catherine's High School's CYO teams where she excelled in each.  In college, she played at Indiana University and led the women's basketball team to two consecutive national tournament berths while winning four letters in softball and three letters in field hockey.  She completed her bachelor's degree at IU in 1972 and earned a master's degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1974.  In 1980, she completed her doctorate in physical education at Indiana University.

As one of the driving forces behind the growth of women's collegiate volleyball over the last 30 years, Martin wrote 101 Volleyball Drills and produced four instructional videos Training the Setter, Competitive Volleyball Drills, The Side Attack, and Training the Libero.

Martin's Career Record

Spring Hill College (3 seasons: 75-24; 21-1 SSAC) .758
2009: 8-16; 3-7 GCAC ( .333)
2010: 27-5; 7-1 SSAC West Champs ( .844)
2011: 40-3; 14-0 SSAC West Champs (.930)

University of Central Missouri (33 seasons)
1975-2008: 1,064-281-8  .789

SHC Record: 3 seasons (2009-present): 75-24 (.758)
Overall Record: 35 seasons (1975-2010): 1,139-305-8 ( .784)

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Caitlin Pankratz
Grad Assistant- 2nd Season

Originally from Buhler, Kansas, Pankratz played under Coach Martin at the University of Central Missouri from 2005-09. She was selected 2nd team All-America at setter in her senior year and currently stands second in UCM history for assists with 5,502. She earned both her bachelor's degree in Accounting and a master's degree in Exercise Science from UCM. She is currently  working toward her MBA at Spring Hill College.

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Yiting Cao
Student Assistant- 1st Season

Yiting moves from the court to the sidelines for her first season as a Student Assistant following a tremendous two-year career with the Badgers. Holding numerous SHC career and single season records, Cao was the first 1st team NAIA All-America player in the history of SHC volleyball in 2011 and led the team to its first ever appearance at the NAIA National Championship Tournament's Final Site in the same season. She was also the SSAC Player of the Year in 2011 and was twice named the SSAC West Division Player of the Year.

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Abbey Roam
Student Assistant- 1st Season

Abbey joins the SHC coaching staff after a successful two-year playing career with the Badgers. A two-time All-conference and All-West Division player, she was also a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete in her senior season.

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Rachel McMullen
Manager- 1st Season
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