Clauss Hired as New Volleyball Coach at HC

Release Date:
September 1, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Orchard Park resident Tim Clauss has been named the new head women’s volleyball coach at NCAA Division III Hilbert College, announced director of athletics Richard Walsh.

Clauss is a recent 2005 graduate of Cornell University where he played four years of club volleyball for the Big Red while serving twos years as the club President. The animal science major also spent time as the head coach of the 18 and under Odyssey Volleyball Club, an Olympic volleyball program in central New York. Previously he worked with the Ithaca High School volleyball program.

“Despite his youthful status Tim has a very impressive coaching background, he loves the game and that enthusiasm will serve him well this year”, said Walsh.

For the past three summers, Clauss has been active with the Power Station Volleyball Club serving as a camp counselor and coach for area youth in the greater Buffalo region.

Clauss is a 2001 graduate of Orchard Park High School where he was a First Team All-ECIC selection in boys volleyball.

Clauss takes over a Hilbert College program that finished the 2004 season at 1-15 overall and 0-9 in the highly competitive Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Hawks open the 2005 campaign at D’Youville College on September 1st at 7:00 PM.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.