MIAMI (April 20, 2012) - Trevor Theroulde was named the new head coach for the Panthers' volleyball program, announced on Friday by FIU Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia. Theroulde has been the school's top assistant the past four seasons and brings a wealth of collegiate and international experience to the post.
"I want to thank Pete Garcia and (Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women's Administrator) Julie Berg for this great opportunity," said Theroulde. "I am looking forward to the opportunity in guiding FIU volleyball to even higher levels of success.
"Our goal is to be one of the perennial powers in the state of Florida and in the nation. We want to become a staple in the NCAA Tournament year in and year out. I'm excited to get started and to create a new path of success for FIU volleyball, surpassing the strong foundation that has already been established."
"We're excited to have Trevor Theroulde as our new head coach for volleyball," said Garcia. "He stands for academic and athletics success and we look forward to building a championship caliber program together."
An FIVB (Federation International Volleyball) Level III coaching instructor, Theroulde served as head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Female Senior National Team from 1995-2002, while also serving as the public relations officer for the Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation. He became the youngest coach ever to be awarded the Caribbean Volleyball Coach of the Year Award in 1997 after leading the country to its first Senior Caribbean Women's Volleyball Championship, and the country's highest world ranking in women's volleyball.
Theroulde attended the University of Leipzig in Germany where he completed a minor in sports scientific methodology for volleyball coaches in 1999. A four-year member of the Dean's List at Marshall University, Theroulde graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in sports marketing and management, and went on to earn a master's degree in sport management in 2007. He also completed a master's degree in business administration/marketing from Argosy University and is set to earn a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Argosy in 2013.
Off the court, Theroulde has 15 years of experience as a teacher with the Ministry of Education in Trinidad, where he developed physical education programs for five- to 12-year olds. Theroulde was also a key member of the team that introduced the developmental program from junior volleyball at the elementary school level and supervised the Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) Pilot Project in elementary schools, as well as the Pilot Project for the St. George Educational District.
Theroulde becomes the seventh head coach in the 38-year history of FIU volleyball.
Prior to his arrival at FIU, Theroulde spent the 2006 season at UCF and the preceding four seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Marshall University.