MURFREESBORO, NC - After serving one season as the assistant volleyball coach, Chris Guerra has been promoted to Head Volleyball Coach for Chowan University. The promotion was announced by Vice President for Athletics, Ozzie McFarland on Thursday following a transaction that was completed in February of this year.
"I am eager to see Chris take the reins of this program and continue it's success and it's growth," stated McFarland. "I think we have a great staff in place to have success in the CIAA and in NCAA regional play."
Guerra served as the assistant coach during the fall of 2016 where he helped guide the Hawks to a 20-12 overall record and 14-2 CIAA record. The Hawks also claimed the 2016 CIAA Northern Division Regular Season title and had the 2016 CIAA Player of the Year in Suraya Chase.
Guerra stated. "I am very honored and excited to be part of the Chowan family. I am looking forward to a great season and working with motivated student-athletes".
Prior to joining the staff at Chowan, Guerra spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Nova Southeastern University. In that capacity, he developed practice plans, planned team travel arrangements, and tracked opponent tendencies all while working specifically with the team's defensive schemes.
Former Hawk standout Cindy Ehrich has been hired as Guerra's assistant.
"We are excited to have Cindy on our athletic staff," said Meredith Long, Deputy Athletic Director at Chowan. "Obviously she is one of our own. It speaks volumes about the level of commitment she has to Chowan to want to stay on as a full-time coach. We are proud to have her on staff."
Ehrich spent the fall semester as a volunteer assistant coach with the squad while finishing graduation requirements. Ehrich graduated from Chowan in December with a B.S. in Sports Science.
Ehrich was a three-time All-CIAA performer for the Hawks from 2012-2015. She was a four-year starter as a libero and in 2012 was named CIAA Rookie of the Year. She helped the squad to a 2014 CIAA Championship and an NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament appearance.