Tom Hanna, a 1991 Marist graduate, is in his eighth season as the head coach of the Red Foxes' volleyball program. Previously an assistant for the Red Foxes, Hanna has amassed a 114-128 record in eight seasons at Marist, including a 66-60 mark in the MAAC.
In 2013, Marist shared the regular season MAAC Championship, finishing 21-9 overall, 14-4 in the conference. The Red Foxes entered the MAAC Championship Tournament as the No. 2 seed, and made it to the final round before falling to Fairfield. Hanna reached his 100th career victory on Sept. 22 in the Red Foxes' 3-0 victory over Iona. He was also named the Anaconda Sports Coach of the Year for 2013 within the conference.
In 2011, Marist finished the season at 10-8 in the MAAC, Hanna's third season with a .500 MAAC record or better, and a tie for fourth place. Canisius won the tie-breaker, by virtue of the point differential in the teams' two head-to-head meetings in the regular season, and received the final spot in the MAAC Tournament.
In 2009, Hanna coached Marist to its best MAAC finish in program history when they advanced to the conference championship. They defeated Fairfield in a thrilling five-set match in the MAAC Semifinals. The Red Foxes finished that season at 18-13 overall and 11-7 in the conference.
During his time as an undergraduate at Marist, Hanna served as an assistant coach for the Red Foxes, helping direct recruitment strategies for the newly scholarship-enhanced program. He served as interim head coach from November 1990 to May 1991. In addition to his responsibilities with the varsity women's team, Hanna also founded and served as head coach for the men's club team.
Before becoming Marist's head coach, Hanna served as the assistant men's coach at Rutgers-Newark, helping his squad to the EIVA Tournament Semi-Finals in 2000. He has four years of Division I women's experience as an assistant at Bowling Green, serving as director of recruiting, scouting, film exchange and camps.
Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the women's assistant at Ferris State University and three years assisting both the men's and women's programs at East Stroudsburg State. Hanna spent his second post-graduate season at Alaska-Anchorage, helping the nationally ranked Seawolves to the 1992 Pacific Conference Co-Championship in the Western Division.
On the national level, Hanna worked with the USA Men's National Volleyball Team in the summers of 1994 and 1995. He completed studies of the team's play in World League competition that were used to evaluate its performance and assist in the development of its future training and match plans. He has assisted at numerous national team program tryouts at various levels, and also assisted in a variety of responsibilities with the USA Volleyball National Team Training Center in San Diego.
Hanna graduated from Marist with a bachelor's degree in communications and a New York State Coaches Certificate minor in 1991. He continued his education at East Stroudsburg, earning a Masters of Education with a concentration in sports management. He and his wife, Kristin, were married Nov. 22, 1996. The couple has two children, Caroline and Jillian.
Hanna's Year-by-Year at Marist
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Marist Accolades Under Hanna
All-MAAC First Team (4): 2013 - Brooke Zywick, Mackenzie Stephens. 2011 - Joanna Foss
All-MAAC Second Team (9): 2013 - Courtney Shaw. 2010- Grace Hill, Lindsey Schmid. 2009 - Dawn Jan, Lindsey Schmid, Alexandra Schultze. 2008 - Joanna Foss, Alexandra Schultze. 2007 - Alexandra Schultze.
All-MAAC Rookie (1): 2011 - Marisa Gilbert.
MAAC All-Tournament Team (4): 2013 - Mackenzie Stephens, Kelsey Lahe. 2009 - Leeaan Harridsleff, Dawn Jan.
MAAC All-Academic Team (54): 2013 - Audra Brady, Marisa Gilbert, Grace Hill, Kelsey Lahey, Gabby Lutjen, Gena Russo, Courtney Shaw, Mackenzie Stephens, Brooke Zywick. 2012 - Audra Brady, Grace Hill, Gabriella Lutjen, Marisa Gilbert, Gena Russo, Mackenzie Stephens, Brooke Zywick. 2011 - Audra Brady, Kayla Burton, Joanna Foss, Leeann Harridsleff, Grace Hill, Gabriella Lutjen, Stephanie Robinett. 2010 - Allie Burke, Joanna Foss, Raeanna Gutkowski, Leann Harridsleff, Stephanie Robinett. 2009 - Allie Burke, Kayla Burton, Joanna Foss, Raeanna Gutkowski, Leeann Harridsleff, Dawn Jan, Lindsey Schmid, Alexandra Schultze. 2008 - Allie Burke, Joanna Foss, Raeanna Gutkowski, Dawn Jan, Jordan Rowe, Kelsey Schaefer, Alexandra Shultze. 2007 - Dawn Jan, Christine Lukes, Jordan Rowe, Kelsey Schaefer, Alexandra Schultze. 2006 - Christine Lukes, Kimberly McEathron, Stefanie Miksch, Jordan Rowe, Kelsey Schaefer, Jacklyn Ugrinovsky.
Academic All-District (8): 2011 - Joanna Foss, Leeann Harridsleff. 2010 - Allie Burke. 2009 - Allie Burke, Alexandra Schultze, Dawn Jan, Joanna Foss. 2008 - Allie Burke