Amy Barmore became the fourth head coach in Transylvania volleyball program history on February 1, 2018 and enters her first season as head coach in the fall of 2018.
Barmore, a native of Louisville, becomes the fourth Transylvania head coach in program history after spending the last four years as the lead assistant for a Transylvania volleyball team which increased its win total in each of those four seasons.
“I am extremely excited and blessed to be the head coach at Transy, and thrilled to continue and further our championship culture,” says Barmore.
An intricate part of Transylvania’s rise since 2014, Barmore takes over a budding Transylvania team which produced the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Hannah Talkers and 2017 HCAC Freshman of the Year, Ellie Stigger. Four players in total captured All-HCAC postseason recognition in 2017.
In 2017, Barmore helped direct the Pioneers to their first 20-win season in four years while finishing second in the HCAC and making an appearance in the conference tournament semifinals.
As Transylvania’s lead assistant from 2014 through 2017, Barmore has been instrumental in orchestrating three consecutive strong recruiting classes, highlighted by the achievements of Talkers, a sophomore, and Stiggers. Barmore assisted in bringing in a 2016 recruiting class comprising 10 student-athletes who have served as the foundation of the Pioneer volleyball resurgence.
Barmore’s tenure at Transylvania as an assistant coach has been marked by consistent player development. In 2015 Barmore oversaw outside hitter Erin Romito’s procession to resetting several program and HCAC records, including the conference record for kills. Barmore’s coaching expertise factored into libero Audrey Brown earning 2015 HCAC Defensive Player of the Year honors while three Pioneers landed all-conference awards that season.
Prior to joining Transylvania, Barmore began her collegiate coaching career at her alma mater, Georgetown College (Ky.), a NAIA Division I school in Georgetown, Kentucky where she served as the volleyball assistant coach from 2012 through 2014. Her role at Georgetown involved duties as the recruiting coordinator and designing strength and conditioning programs.
Barmore also served as a volleyball assistant coach at Tates Creek High School in Lexington and Scott County High School in Georgetown.
Additionally, Barmore has coached with the Lexington United Volleyball Club since 2001, guiding national volleyball youth teams ranging from U-14 through U-17 ages. Those teams have experienced top-15 finishes during her tenure with Lexington United.
Barmore competed collegiately at Georgetown College from 2006 through 2010 as the team’s starting libero, culminating in Georgetown finishing as the national runner-up during her senior season in which she received All-American Honorable Mention honors. She holds the Georgetown program records for digs and aces. Barmore was a three-time All-District and Second Team All-State player at Louisville Male High School.