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Hurricanes hire Hoskins as new volleyball head coach

There is a new leader of the Holland Hurricanes women’s volleyball team, and his name is Craig Hoskins.

Hoskins, from Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland, replaces the outgoing head coach, Hayden Nichol, who has moved on to the head coaching position at Keyano College (Alberta).

Hoskins comes to Holland College having previously head coached the Huskies Volleyball Club in Newfoundland since 2017, where they attended nationals the past three seasons. He’s also served as a head coach at the high school level since 2007.

“I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to lead the Hurricanes women’s volleyball program going forward,” shared Hoskins.  “Coaching in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) has been a long-term goal for me, and I am thrilled to be coaching in such a competitive conference.  Thank-you to the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Holland College, Albert Roche, for entrusting me with the legacy of success built by former coach, Lori-Beth Dwyer, and those that followed her.  I am eager to get to work and help student-athletes at Holland College maximize their potential, on and off the court.”

Hoskins professional career as a Physical Education teacher/Athletic Director at the grades 7-12 level is expected to help him in his position with the Hurricanes.

“Craig comes to us as an experienced coach who is passionate about the game and he has impressed with his commitment to winning,” shared Albert Roche. “Craig has a reputation of developing and getting the most out of his players. He is familiar with our conference and is keenly aware of the challenges before us as we strive for a conference banner. We are very excited to work with Craig as we continue to grow our program.”

The women’s volleyball Hurricanes were the 2020 ACAA champions and have hosted the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championship in 2016 and 2022.

The ‘Canes begin the 2022-23 ACAA regular season on October 29 when they host the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams at the Holland College McMillan Centre in Charlottetown.

In 2021-22, the ‘Canes finished the regular season with a record of 13-1, entering the playoffs as the number one seed, before falling to the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies in the semi-finals in five-sets.

The ‘Canes then hosted the 2022 CCAA National Championship in Charlottetown; the event was eventually won by the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners from British Columbia.

Connect with the women’s volleyball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswvball and www.instagram.com/caneswvball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, June 02, 2022