Erin Glaser has guided the Hamilton College volleyball program to 76 wins in seven years as head coach, including a 15-12 record in 2014. Glaser led the Continentals to new heights last fall as they advanced to the NESCAC Championship quarterfinals for the first time on the strength of the team's best finish in the conference standings in program history. One of her players was selected the NESCAC co-Defensive Player of the Year and made the all-conference and Division III all-region teams. Hamilton players were ranked in the conference's top 10 in four major statistical categories. Another player received New England Rookie of the Week honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
In 2012 Glaser led the team to a 3-0 record and the tournament title at the Kean University Cougar Classic. Three student-athletes ended the season ranked in the top 10 of a major statistical category in the NESCAC.
The team boasted an overall record of 17-12 in 2011 -- the program's first winning season since 1999. The Continentals won three tournament titles and defeated NESCAC rival Trinity College for the first time since 1993.
Glaser's teams have also excelled in the classroom. The Continentals were honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with the AVCA Team Academic Award for the fifth time in 2013-14. To be eligible for the award, a team needs a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 at the end of the school year.
Prior to arriving at Hamilton, Glaser served as an assistant coach at Connecticut College for two years. The Camels tied for second place in the NESCAC and posted an overall record of 20-9 in 2006. Glaser and Conn. College advanced to the semifinals of the NESCAC Championship in 2006 and 2007.
Glaser, formerly Erin Reding, played collegiate volleyball at Wesleyan University. The four-year letter winner was a team captain and MVP as a senior in 2005 and named rookie of the year in 2002. Glaser led the Cardinals in blocks in each of her last three years and finished second on the program's career list with 415. She ended up fifth in career aces with 221 and seventh in kills with 1,137.
Glaser graduated cum laude and went on to earn a master's degree in coaching from Stony Brook University. She is also a graduate of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy and a member of the Alliance of Women Coaches.
Glaser married her husband Scott in 2010, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Ivy, in 2014. They own two rescue dogs (Maiden and Dio) and reside in Clinton.