Hampton Hired As Volleyball Assistant
CONWAY - Dottie Hampton has been hired as an assistant coach for the Chanticleer volleyball team, it was announced Monday. Hampton comes to Coastal Carolina from the University of South Carolina, where she served as an assistant coach for the 2014-16 seasons, and interim head coach for the 2017 season.
"Dottie's coaching, recruiting and playing experience at the college and professional level make her an excellent fit for our program," said head coach Jozsef Forman. "She connected with the team immediately, and she will be a great role model and mentor for our student-athletes. As our recruiting coordinator, her hard work ethic and excellent coaching abilities will help us to continue our championship tradition at Coastal. We are excited to welcome Dottie and her familty to our Chanticleer family."
In her season as South Carolina's interim head coach, Hampton led the Gamecocks to a 12-18 overall record, as well as a 5-13 mark in SEC matches. Hampton guided a pair of players to All-SEC honors, and helped Mikayla Shields become the 20th Gamecock in program history to earn AVCA All-Region.
As an assistant coach at South Carolina, Hampton helped the Gamecocks achieve almost 50 wins in three seasons, including an 18-12 record in 2016 that marked the program's highest win total since 2012. Hampton recruited many student-athletes that played critical roles for the Gamecocks, including freshmen that saw significant playing time in their first seasons. She also assisted in guiding multiple athletes to All-SEC honors and SEC weekly awards.
Hampton spent the 2013 season as an assistant coach at Butler University, working offensively with the outside hitters and middle blockers. The Bulldogs went 24-8 overall and 11-5 BIG EAST play, and three players earned All-BIG EAST honors. Middle blocker Erica Stahl was additionally named first team All-Region by the AVCA.
Prior to Butler, Hampton served as head coach at Niagara in 2012. She guided the Purple Eagles to a 15-14 record, including a 12-6 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Under the tutelage of Hampton, outside hitter Kari Honomichl was named MAAC Player of the Year, becoming the first Niagara player to earn the honor.
Hampton has also had assistant coaching stints at Pittsburgh (2011), George Mason (2007-10) and Indiana (2005-06). She helped Pitt to an 18-15 record in her season with the Panthers. At George Mason, she worked with the middle blockers, setters and defensive specialists. In 2009, Hampton helped the Patriots to a 23-9 overall record and a CAA title, as well as an NCAA Tournament berth. Hampton also worked with the middle blockers at Indiana, and helped Mandy Eberle set single-season records in both block assists and total blocks for the Hoosiers.
Hampton also has coaching experience at the club level. She began with the Indy Juniors in 2002 and last coached a club team in 2011-12 with the Pittsburgh Elite. Her 2004 Indy Juniors 18-1 squad qualified for USA Nationals, and every senior earned a spot on a collegiate roster.
Hampton was standout player at Fort Wayne from 1994-97. She garnered AVCA All-America honors and was a three-time GLVC All-Conference and two-time All-Region selection. She was inducted into the Fort Wayne Hall of Fame in 2010, and was a two-time Fort Wayne Player of the Year. She earned her degree in communications with a minor in media production from Purdue University while attending Fort Wayne.
Following her career at Fort Wayne, Hampton played as an outside hitter in the European Professional league, spending time in Finland, Italy, Portugal and Turkey from 1998-2001. Hampton is married to Arisca Hampton.
"I'm so excited to join the Chanticleer family," said Hampton. "Coach Forman has created a championship team here at Coastal as well as a culture of excellence on and off the court. I am humbled that he has asked me to be a part of this great group of talented young women, and I will work hard to aid in this program's winning tradition."