SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah State University has hired Edric Poitier as head volleyball coach.
Poitier comes from Bluefield State College, where his teams won 35 games in three seasons from 2013-15. He took over a program that went 6-113 in five seasons prior, but bounced back for a 14-15 record in year two and a 21-7 record last season with the Lady Blues.
Poitier had turn around success at Winston-Salem State University from 2010-12. Prior to his arrival, WSSU went 14-120 in four seasons. After his arrival, the Rams went 43-50 in the next three years.
Poitier started his collegiate head coaching career at St. Augustine's College from 1999-03 and posted a 113-34 record in five seasons. His teams had four seasons with 20-plus wins.
In his final season at St. Augustine's, Poitier went 25-5 overall and 21-0 in conference play winning his fourth consecutive CIAA Championship and earning CIAA Coach of the Year honors.
Overall, Poitier has posted a 192-135 record in 11 seasons as a head coach in Division II, three time CIAA Coach of the Year, four consecutive CIAA Championships and three NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional appearances.
In between his time at St. Augustine's and Winston-Salem State, Poitier served as a police officer in the Bahamas and coached two club teams from 2004-10.
Prior to St. Augustine's, Poitier coached the Bahamas Women's National Team from 1992-99. During his time, he led the team to two gold medals and three silver medals at the Regional Caribbean Volleyball Championships.
Poitier played with the Bahamas Men's National Team as a setter for 13 years from 1979-92 and won the bronze medal at Commonwealth Volleyball Championship in London in 1981.