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Hilbert welcomes Logue to coaching staff

women's volleyball practice begins August 19th
Release Date:
August 12, 2009
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HAMBURG, NY: -- Athletics director, Richard Walsh, has announced the hiring of Amanda Logue as the new women’s volleyball coach at Hilbert College. Logue joins the college coaching ranks after spending several years coaching at the club and high school levels.

“In a relatively short time Amanda has built a very impressive coaching resume and I’m confident her winning ways will continue here at Hilbert,” said Walsh.  “I’m very pleased to have someone of her caliber join our staff and I look forward to the program taking the next step into the upper echelon of the Allegheny Mountain Colligate Conference (AMCC).”
Since 2006, Logue coached volleyball at Mount St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Kenmore, NY.   She became the varsity head coach after only one year at the school and upon her elevation, her teams began to show improvements. At the completion of the 2008 volleyball season, the ‘Thunder’ finished ranked fourth in the Buffalo News small school division, and they represented Monsignor Martin Athletic Association (MMAA) in the state qualifiers for the catholic school division play-offs.    This was very special to Mount St. Mary’s volleyball program since it was the first time in 12 years they advanced to the state qualifier.
During the same years, Logue also coached Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club’s 16’s team to a very respectable record of 55 – 14, winning several championships along the way. 
Logue’s enthusiasm is evident: “I am truly excited to coach and develop this team and the Hilbert volleyball program for years to come. I have already talked to all incoming and returning players, and I get the sense they are eager to do things they have never done before - to get results they have never gotten before. I want to be the leader to take them in that direction.”
Logue’s volleyball experience began as a player in the Cheetah Club Volleyball program back in 1998. She continued to play volleyball throughout her high school years (Kenmore West Senior High School, Buffalo, NY) and into college (Medaille College, Buffalo, NY). Logue served as team captain and earned several individual awards during her four seasons at Medaille. Her name can still be found in several categories in the career statistical leaders’ record book for Medaille volleyball. 


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.