PRINCESS ANNE, Md.— Following a nationwide search, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Athletics stayed very close to home when filling its vacant head volleyball coaching position.
Trevor Callarman — who has been serving in the role on an interim basis — has been named the head coach for the university’s volleyball team through the 2019 season.
“We are very happy that Trevor is taking the reins of the volleyball program.” Director of Athletics Keith Davidson said. “Over the summer, he has become the leader of this team, and we are confident he can continue to deliver the great results that our volleyball program has historically achieved.”
An assistant for the 2017 season, Callarman ascends to the position after serving in an interim capacity following the departure of Toby Rens in January.
“I’m very excited to lead this team this fall.” Callarman said. “After being on campus for a year and experiencing success, I’m ready to dedicate myself — with hard work and high energy — to our plan of bringing the MEAC title back to The Shore.”
This is Callarman’s first collegiate head coaching job, retroactive to the interim post over the past eight months. His duties included spring practice and scrimmages, recruiting five new student athletes for this season as well as completing the upcoming season schedule and countless other responsibilities. He also led the school’s annual Nike Volleyball Camp this past July.
He helped guide the Hawks to a 27-9 record last season with a MEAC Northern Division title and an appearance at the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
“I’m fortunate to inherit a great program with a sustained culture.” said Callarman. “I have developed a bond with the team. We’ve worked a lot to instill core values and live by them. We are focusing on who we are, how we push ourselves to the next level, and not settling.”
The Hawk volleyball program has certainly sustained a nearly two-decade long period of achievement. This includes MEAC Championships in 2011 and 2012, two trips to the NCAA Tournament, six national statistical awards in aces per set, numerous conference player of the year honors, and an average of nearly 20 victories a season dating back to 2002.
The team has also achieved in the classroom frequently ranking among the athletic program’s top grade point averages year-after-year.
The team he has built for this fall will consist of eight returning players and five newcomers that will play 25 regular season matches.
“I am confident in the team that’s been assembled here and we will hold ourselves to a high standard of play and high level of expectation,” Callarman said.
Callarman came to Maryland Eastern Shore with more than 10 years of experience on the sidelines and 15 on the court, working and playing the volleyball circuit in his native Texas. Prior to his time in Princess Anne, his stops included a stint with Texas State University and the head men’s club coach for the University of Texas at Austin.
He also worked with Austin Performance Volleyball, where as head coach he led the club team to numerous top 25 AAU finishes. He also worked in the development of a beach program and assisted with summer camps. Players who worked with the program went on to have collegiate careers at Texas, TCU and North Carolina, among others.
Along with his coaching positions, Callarman competes in the USAV Open Championships annually. Earlier this summer his team placed second at nationals in the Men’s BB division.
The 2018 season kicks off in Chicago Friday (Aug. 24) as the Hawks travel to the UIC Invitational. Their first match will be against Central Michigan, followed by host UIC and Bryant on Saturday (Aug. 25).