Tim Doyle was named the ninth head volleyball coach in school history in 2018.
In his debut season, the Tribe enjoyed early success, winning two of three matches at both the Hokie Invitational and the Colonial Classic during the opening two months of the season. Claire Farrell capped the year by earning CAA All-Rookie Team honors. The Tribe will look to build on the foundation of the 2018 roster with a youthful roster in 2019. W&M enters Doyle's second campaign with 11 of his 14 players being freshmen or sophomores.
Doyle presented at the 2018 AVCA Convention on the Benchmarks of Winning. He spent the summer of 2019 as the USA Volleyball High Performance Head Coach for the Old Dominion Region's Girls Future Select team.
“Tim Doyle is a rising star in the volleyball coaching community and the perfect fit to lead our program at this time,” Huge stated. “During the interview process, Tim clearly articulated a vision for how he would build and sustain a successful program at William & Mary. He has been part of high-achieving programs during his coaching career and has a proven record of recruiting and developing student-athletes. Most importantly, Tim brings a commitment to building a culture that promotes academic achievement, success on the court, and developing the complete person. I am excited to welcome him to the Tribe family.”
Doyle spent the last four years helping transform VCU into a top-tier program and was selected to the 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 list. During his stint on the Rams staff, the school compiled a record of 80-47 (.630) and qualified for the Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament each season. Most recently, he played a big role in a historic 2017 season for the VCU program. The Rams reached 30 wins (30-3), fashioned the longest win streak in the nation (27 consecutive matches), collected their first A-10 regular season and tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.
“I’m humbled by the opportunity and thrilled for the future,” Doyle said upon receiving his first collegiate head coaching opportunity. “I’m thankful for the chance to represent such a prestigious institution like William & Mary and I am grateful to Samantha and her staff for their confidence. It’s a dream come true to take this step in my career, and I can’t wait to work with the women and get the ball rolling.”
At VCU, Doyle oversaw the recruiting efforts, handled video and data analysis programs, assembled scouting reports, and assisted in team and individual player development.
Individually, he helped shape the career of two AVCA All-Region picks, the 2017 A-10 Defensive Player of the Year, eight all-conference honorees, and six all-rookie picks. Doyle also had two players sign professional contracts following graduation.
Before moving to Richmond, Va., Doyle spent two years at his alma mater working with the Ohio State men’s volleyball team. As the volunteer assistant coach, he specialized in using video and statistical data to construct the Buckeyes' scouting reports. Working under coach Pete Hanson, Doyle helped the Buckeyes to a 19-8 mark in 2013.
The Ohio native also served as the head coach of the Buckeye Valley High School girl’s volleyball program in 2013, where he led the team to the district semifinals. At the club level, he guided the Vanguard Volleyball Club's 16U Boy’s Regional squad to a gold bracket qualification in all five entered tournaments from September 2011 to February 2012.
Doyle graduated magna cum laude from Ohio State in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership and Sport Humanities. He added a Master's in Workforce Development and Education from OSU in 2012.
Doyle resides in Richmond, Va., with his wife Olivia.