|Lindsey's Coaching Record|
Erin Lindsey enters her fifth season as the head coach for the women's volleyball team at Dartmouth in 2015. Lindsey joined the Big Green volleyball program in March of 2011.
This past season, Lindsey led Dartmouth to an overall record of 13-12 and, for the second year in a row, a 4-10 Ivy League mark. The Big Green had a strong start to their season, playing three straight tournaments to kick things off, winning eight of the 10 matches and clinching the Greyhound Challenge during the first weekend of competition. Dartmouth's 3-2 victory over St. John's at the St. John's Tournament the following weekend was its first Big East win since 2010. Paige Caridi received CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, was named to the All-Ivy second team and the Academic All-Ivy team. Emily Astarita received All-Ivy Honorable Mention distinction.
In 2013, Dartmouth reached double digit figures in wins for the second time under Lindsey. The Big Green opened the season winning 7 of their first 10 games. After dropping the season opener, The Green and White rattled off five straight wins. In conference play, Dartmouth won four matches, highlighted by taking back-to-back games against Cornell and Princeton. During the season, three different members of the team were honored by the Ivy League receiving Player and Rookie of the Week accolades. Elisa Scudder was named First Team All-Ivy and sophomore Paide Caridi garnered Honorable Mention recognition.
In her second season at the helm, Lindsey guided the team to a 2-22 mark, including a 1-13 record in Ivy League games. The Big Green scored a three-set victory versus UCF at the Sacred Heart Tournament. Dartmouth netted its Ivy League against Harvard in a five-set thriller in Hanover. The come-from-behind triumph came on Sept. 21.
In her first season with the Big Green, she led the team to a 16-9 mark overall and an 8-6 record in the Ivy League. The 16 wins marked the most for the Big Green since the 1999 season when the team went 16-15. The last time Dartmouth had more than 16 wins in a season was in 1998 when the squad went 19-8. The last time the Big Green won eight matches in the Ivy League was in 2007. Dartmouth has never won more than eight contests in the Ancient Eight.
In 2011, Lindsey had three players earn All-Ivy, with one first-team honor, one second team and one honorable mention selection. She also had one player named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Division I Volleyball Team.
Lindsey came to Hanover after serving five years as an assistant coach at North Carolina.
"Erin brings both a strong playing and coaching background to the Dartmouth volleyball program," noted Dartmouth Athletics Director Harry Sheehy. "Her passion for teaching the game and her understanding of the unique role of athletics in the education of our students make her a perfect match for Dartmouth. The entire Dartmouth volleyball community is excited to welcome Erin."
A 2000 graduate from the University of North Carolina, Lindsey had worked in the Tar Heel athletics department since January of 2005 when hired as an assistant volleyball coach. In her five seasons on the staff, UNC earned a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season crown twice - earning the league's automatic bid in both 2005 and 2008 - and had eight players earn All-ACC honors, including one that was named the ACC Player of the Year in 2005. Lindsey handled just about every duty in the office and on the court, from practice and game-day preparation to recruiting coordinator to player development to travel coordinator.
The Hawaii native has also served as the director of operations for the Carolina Volleyball Camps, Inc., since her return. In addition, Lindsey managed to fit in time to be the head coach and director for the Triangle Volleyball Club of Setting Academy for two years, serve as a graduate teaching assistant, and most recently work as a compliance intern at North Carolina while working toward her master's degree in Exercise and Sport Science.
As a student-athlete, Lindsey was a four-year starter and two-time captain at setter for the Tar Heels, earning All-ACC honors and AVCA All-Region accolades twice each, plus the 1998 ACC Player of the Year. That year she led the Tar Heels to the ACC regular-season title and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The program's all-time leader in career assists, Lindsey was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team as one of the greatest players in league history. While completing her bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science, she was on the coaching staff as an undergraduate assistant for the 1999 ACC Champions.
"I am genuinely thrilled and honored to accept this position at Dartmouth College," Lindsey commented. "I have been immensely impressed throughout this process with the vision of Athletics Director Harry Sheehy and [Senior Associate AD] Megan Sobel for the volleyball program and Dartmouth athletics in general. The commitment of the college and the athletics staff to excellence both on the court and in the classroom is truly inspiring. I look forward to building on the foundation created by Coach (Ann Marie) Larese and taking Dartmouth volleyball to new heights."
Erin is married to Harold Lindsey, and the couple have a daughter Alexis Ululani and a son Kanoa Daniel.