Houlihan Promoted to Associate Head Coach for Volleyball

BOSTON, Mass. – After helping the UMass Boston volleyball program to three straight Little East Conference titles and a NCAA Regional crown head volleyball coach Terry Condon has elevated assistant Michael Houlihan to Associate Head Coach effective immediately.

Houlihan, who is entering his fourth season with the Beacons, has played an integral part in helping UMass Boston become a national power.  During his three seasons, Houlihan has worked with all facets of the program from recruiting to game-day strategy. 

"I am really honored and excited to have been named the associate head coach.  I have learned a great deal from coach Condon over the last three seasons and I am looking forward to continue learning from her as well as helping UMass Boston remain one of the top programs in the country," said Houlihan.

During his first three seasons, the Beacons saw unprecedented success winning the Little East Conference championship in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  In 2010 UMass advance to the championship round of the NCAA regional tournament, and in one of the most thrilling matches ever played defeated host Springfield College to claim their first regional title, and also earned their first appearance in the National Championship tournament.

A native New Yorker, Houlihan was a four-year member of the Nazareth College men's volleyball team and graduated with a degree in sports administration.  He currently resides in Boston, and is set to be married this month and will graduate from UMass Boston with his MBA in December.