Boller-Easterbrook takes over HC volleyball program

Release Date:
August 16, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College director of athletics Richard Walsh has announced the appointment of Mary Boller-Easterbrook as the Hawks new women’s volleyball coach.

A recent graduate of nearby Canisius College, Boller-Easterbrook was a four-year Division I standout where she earned 2006 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) first-team honors. The middle hitter helped the Golden Griffins to the best record in school history as the program finished 22-10 overall and 14-4 in the MAAC during her senior year. Boller-Easterbrook led Canisius to the semifinals of the 2006 MAAC Championship and became just the sixth Griff to earn a spot on the MAAC All-Tourney Team.

“Mary has an extensive playing background and we are excited about her taking over our women’s volleyball program,” said Walsh. “Her passion and enthusiasm is something our players will respond to.”

Boller-Easterbrook has coached at various camps and clinics around Western, New York and has recently served as a substitute teacher in the Medina Central School district. With a B.S. in physical education and health, Boller-Easterbrook holds a New York State teaching certificate after graduating from Canisius College in May.

“Under Mary’s leadership, the women’s volleyball program will continue to improve,” added Walsh.

Boller-Easterbrook takes over a Hilbert program that finished 5-18 last season, including a ninth pace finish in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). She will make her collegiate head coaching debut on August 31st as the Hawks take on local rival Medaille College in the Nickel City Tournament at D’Youville College.

She currently resides in Basom, NY with her husband Justin.

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.