March 3, 2014
MILWAUKEE - Minnesota assistant Erich Hinterstocker has been named associate head coach for the Marquette University women's volleyball program, MU head coach Ryan Theis announced Monday.
"I am very excited to add such an experienced member to our staff and also a good friend," Theis said. "His Wisconsin ties and his relationship with Marquette as an alumnus are huge for the program and will lead to great things. It is great to have a former head coach on staff and Erich is a terrific skill coach and excels at making players better and better."
Hinterstocker joins the Golden Eagles after serving one season as an assistant at the University of Minnesota, where he helped the Golden Gophers to a NCAA regional semifinal appearance and a final AVCA top-10 ranking.
Prior to spending the 2013 season in Minneapolis, Hinterstocker served as head coach at North Dakota State for five seasons (2006-10). At the helm of the Bison program, Hinterstocker held a 95-38 overall coaching record, including a 60-6 mark in Summit League play.
The Mequon, Wis., native led NDSU to its first-ever NCAA Division I Championship appearance in 2008 and guided the program to undefeated regular-season league championships in 2008 and 2009. He was honored as the Summit League Coach of the Year in both of the championship campaigns.
In addition to conference coach of the year honors, he also helped Christy Stuewe (2007) and Chrissy Knuth (2008-09) to league player of the year accolades. Hinterstocker also recruited and coached 2007 Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year Jennifer Lopez, who earned Summit League Player of the Year in 2011.
After taking over a program that was 5-31 in 2005, Hinkerstocker's teams at NDSU produced a 17-13 record in 2006, went 20-8 in 2007 and 24-4 in 2009. His squads won a conference-record 42 consecutive matches in league play from 2007-10
Hinterstocker was an assistant coach at Alabama from 2004-06 prior to his time in Fargo. In two seasons, the Crimson Tide compiled a 44-20 record, reached its first SEC championship match and qualified for the program's first NCAA tournament.
Hinterstocker was an assistant coach at Green Bay from 2001-04, where he helped the Phoenix to its first Horizon League championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2003.
He was also a head coach and program director of the Badger Region Girl's High Performance Volleyball Program in 2003-05 and coached for a season as an assistant at Alverno College in Milwaukee.
Hinterstocker played collegiate volleyball for the Marquette men's club team from 1994-96 and was team captain for two seasons. He was all-conference first team and tournament MVP on the 1996 conference championship club squad.
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.
Hinterstocker is married to the former Kristin Kemmeter, a former Marquette women's volleyball player (1993-95) who sits eighth in program history with 1,908 career assists.