Dottie Hampton was named a Coastal Carolina volleyball assistant in February, 2018.
Hampton comes to Coastal Carolina from the University of South Carolina, where she served as an assistant coach for the 2014-16 seasons, and interim head coach for the 2017 season.
In her season as South Carolina's interim head coach, Hampton led the Gamecocks to a 12-18 overall record, as well as a 5-13 mark in SEC matches. Hampton guided a pair of players to All-SEC honors, and helped Mikayla Shields become the 20th Gamecock in program history to earn AVCA All-Region.
As an assistant coach at South Carolina, Hampton helped the Gamecocks achieve almost 50 wins in three seasons, including an 18-12 record in 2016 that marked the program's highest win total since 2012. Hampton recruited many student-athletes that played critical roles for the Gamecocks, including freshmen that saw significant playing time in their first seasons. She also assisted in guiding multiple athletes to All-SEC honors and SEC weekly awards.
Hampton spent the 2013 season as an assistant coach at Butler University, working offensively with the outside hitters and middle blockers. The Bulldogs went 24-8 overall and 11-5 BIG EAST play, and three players earned All-BIG EAST honors. Middle blocker Erica Stahl was additionally named first team All-Region by the AVCA.
Prior to Butler, Hampton served as head coach at Niagara in 2012. She guided the Purple Eagles to a 15-14 record, including a 12-6 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Under the tutelage of Hampton, outside hitter Kari Honomichl was named MAAC Player of the Year, becoming the first Niagara player to earn the honor.
Hampton has also had assistant coaching stints at Pittsburgh (2011), George Mason (2007-10) and Indiana (2005-06). She helped Pitt to an 18-15 record in her season with the Panthers. At George Mason, she worked with the middle blockers, setters and defensive specialists. In 2009, Hampton helped the Patriots to a 23-9 overall record and a CAA title, as well as an NCAA Tournament berth. Hampton also worked with the middle blockers at Indiana, and helped Mandy Eberle set single-season records in both block assists and total blocks for the Hoosiers.
Hampton also has coaching experience at the club level. She began with the Indy Juniors in 2002 and last coached a club team in 2011-12 with the Pittsburgh Elite. Her 2004 Indy Juniors 18-1 squad qualified for USA Nationals, and every senior earned a spot on a collegiate roster.
Hampton was standout player at Fort Wayne from 1994-97. She garnered AVCA All-America honors and was a three-time GLVC All-Conference and two-time All-Region selection. She was inducted into the Fort Wayne Hall of Fame in 2010, and was a two-time Fort Wayne Player of the Year. She earned her degree in communications with a minor in media production from Purdue University while attending Fort Wayne.
Following her career at Fort Wayne, Hampton played as an outside hitter in the European Professional league, spending time in Finland, Italy, Portugal and Turkey from 1998-2001.
Allard helped lead Coastal's young beach program to unprecedented heights during the 2019 spring campaign. In only its fourth season of existence, the CCU beach volleyball program recorded its first 20-win season, finishing the spring slate with a 21-11 overall record. The Chants also went unbeaten in ASUN Conference matches with a mark of 8-0 to claim the ASUN North Division title. Coastal further set history in the 2019 ASUN Championship, winning its first conference tournament matches with shutouts of Austin Peay (5-0) and North Alabama (3-0). Allard played a major role in the development of two young student-athletes, assisting Lucy Campbell and Anett Nemeth to ASUN All-Freshman honors. Campbell and Nemeth continued to rack up honors after the season was over, receiving the AVCA Top Flight Award.
Allard helped construct one of the Sun Belt's better defensive units during the 2018 indoor season. The Chants ranked second in the conference in opponent hitting percentage (.181), fourth in digs per set (15.71) and sixth in blocks per set (2.18). Coastal also boasted the Sun Belt's Defensive Player of the Year in defensive specialist Sydney Alvis. Also an All-Sun Belt first team selection, Alvis racked up Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week honors three times during the regular season. Coastal finished second in the Sun Belt East Division following an 11-5 conference record, and went 12-13 on the season overall.
In Allard's first indoor season at Coastal the Chants won their fourth consecutive conference championship (including their second straight Sun Belt Conference tournament title), made their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, and had their fourth consecutive season of at least 20 overall wins. The Chants also captured the Sun Belt regular season championship in 2017 with a near-perfect 15-1 conference record. Under Allard's direction Coastal boasted one of the best defenses in the Sun Belt, ranking among the top four teams in opponent hitting percentage, blocks and digs. Additionally, junior defensive specialist Sydney Alvis was voted an All-Sun Belt selection.
Prior to Coastal Carolina, Allard spent two seasons at UNC Greensboro. With the Spartans, Allard worked primarily with the defensive unit while assisting with the outside hitters and in-game serving strategy.
In 2016 at UNCG, Allard and the Spartans posted an 18-13 (11-5 Southern Conference) record to earn the program's highest seed going into the SoCon Tournament. Through his work with the defense and outside hitters, Allard helped UNCG earn four All-SoCon honors and coached Christina Gregory to SoCon Libero of the Year honors. Allard and his defenders finished the season ranked seventh in the nation in digs per set, and the Spartans also held top-10 national rankings in total digs and attacks per set.
In his first season at UNCG in 2015, Allard guided three Spartans to All-SoCon honors and helped Katherine Santiago win SoCon Libero of the Year.
Allard had a brief stint as an assistant coach with the boy's volleyball team at Roncalli High School, which went 29-5, reached the state championship and was ranked as high as second in the state of Indiana. He was also head coach of the boy's 18-2 Munciana club team in 2013-14.
Allard graduated from Ball State, where he was a four-year manager for the women's volleyball team. His duties included daily setup of team practices and initiating drills, and he worked extensively with the DataVolley program in order to break down film. While at Ball State he was also the men's volleyball play-by-play announcer and host of a weekly talk show with head coach Joel Walton, former coach Dr. Don Shondell and various student-athletes throughout the season. Allard was named the National Collegiate Reporter of the Year in 2013 was tabbed the play-by-play broadcaster of the year by Off the Block -- a website specializing in coverage of men's collegiate volleyball. He was part of the same publication's broadcasting team of the year in 2012 and 2013, as well as Ball State radio station WCRD's Freshman of the Year.