Gophers Hire Erich Hinterstocker As Assistant Coach
Minnesota announces the hiring of Erich Hinterstocker as an assistant coach

Feb. 8, 2013

University of Minnesota head volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon has announced the hiring of Erich Hinterstocker as an assistant coach. Hinterstocker will begin his coaching responsibilities immediately.

"We're excited to have Erich join the Gopher volleyball staff," McCutcheon said. "Erich brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this job, and has had a winning tradition throughout his coaching career. We couldn't be happier that he's accepted this position."

Hinterstocker comes to Minnesota with 12 years of volleyball coaching experience, most recently as the head coach of North Dakota State from 2006-10. At the helm of the Bison program, Hinterstocker held a 95-38 overall coaching record, including a 60-6 mark within Summit League play. Leading NDSU to its first ever Division I NCAA Tournament appearance in 2008, Hinterstocker guided the program to undefeated regular-season championships in 2008 and 2009. In both of the championship campaigns, he was honored as the Summit League Coach of the Year.

Taking over a program that was 5-31 in 2005, Hinkerstocker's teams produced a 17-13 record in 2006, went 20-8 in 2007 and 24-4 in 2009.

Prior to NDSU, Hinterstocker was an assistant coach at Alabama from 2004-06. In two seasons, the Crimson Tide compiled a 44-20 record, reached the school's first SEC championship match and qualified for the school's first NCAA women's volleyball tournament. Hinterstocker was also an assistant coach at Wisconsin-Green Bay from 2001-04. He helped the Phoenix to school record-setting win totals each year, including Green Bay's first Horizon League championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2003.

Hinterstocker played collegiate volleyball for the Marquette men's club team and was team captain for two seasons. He was all-conference first team and tournament MVP on the 1996 championship club. He earned a bachelor's degree in human biology (1998) and has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (2000), both from the National College of Chiropractic.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Backpack to Briefcase: Christine Tan

5/25/2017

Gopher Volleyball's Tan utilized her University of Minnesota resources to gain a doctorate in pharmacy and a career at Envision Rx Options.

McCutcheon Visits Morocco for FIVB Meetings

5/23/2017

University of Minnesota volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon recently visited Marrakesh, Morocco as a part of the FIVB Technical and Coaching Commission.

Zeimann Paces New Zealand in Win

5/22/2017

Gopher volleyball freshman Alice Zeimann competed with New Zealand’s U23 team as they participated in the Asian Women’s U23 Championships.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics