Bryan Snyder
Bryan Snyder
Title: Head Volleyball Coach/Assistant Athletic Director
Phone: 540-458-8946
Email: snyderb@wlu.edu

Bryan Snyder is in his 15th season as the head coach of the Washington and Lee volleyball program. He also serves as the University's Assistant Athletic Director for Finance.

A 1995 W&L graduate, Snyder has tasted nothing but success in his time with the Generals, leading them to a 394-107 (.786) overall record and a 127-8 (.941) Old Dominion Athletic Conference mark during his first 14 seasons.

The Blue and White finished the 2013 season 28-7 overall, claimed its second consecutive ODAC Championship and made the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four years. The league title marked the 10th for the Generals under Snyder's helm, and he received the ODAC Coach of the Year honor for the ninth time in his career.

In 2012, he led W&L to the ODAC Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The team finished the year 26-10, and lost to eventual national semifinalist Chirstopher Newport in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Snyder recorded the 400th victory of his career and his 350th at Washington and Lee. His overall career record stands at 435-132 (.767).

Additionally, he guided the Generals to eight-straight ODAC Championships and nine consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament from 2001-2009, while helping W&L set a new school record for victories three times. This culminated with the 2003 squad posting a 35-4 overall record. That followed a 32-8 campaign in 2002 and a 30-5 season in 2001. Snyder's 2006 team finished the season with a 29-8 record and advanced to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament after knocking off top-seeded NYU in the New York Regional. His 2007 team completed the year at 29-6 overall and in 2008 Snyder once again reached the 30-win plateau as he led the Generals to a 31-7 mark.

The ODAC Coach of the Year nine of the past 12 seasons and the Virginia College Division Coach of the Year five of the last 12 years, Snyder's initial season in 2000 saw the Generals go 20-10 overall, falling in the ODAC Championship match.

The next four seasons, in addition to record win totals, saw the Generals appear in the AVCA Division III poll for the first time in school history. Under his stead, seven players, M.A. Boles, Lauren Edmonson, Christine Gladysz, Susan Gaillard, Rachel Phillips, Jessica Ulrich and Emily Wolfing, have been named to the AVCA Division III All-America teams, a first for Washington and Lee volleyball.

In addition to his volleyball experience, Snyder spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the W&L women's basketball team and was the interim head coach during the 2002-03 season.

Snyder came back to W&L from St. Mary's (Md.) where he served as head volleyball coach and sports information director for two seasons.

While at St. Mary's, Snyder directed the Seahawks to a 41-25 overall record and two third-place finishes in the CAC. Twice his team earned American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Awards, while his 1998 squad finished with a 20-11 overall record, had a school-record eight-match winning streak, and a No. 7 ranking in the mid-atlantic region. His 1999 squad finished with a 21-14 overall record.

In his duties as sports information director, Snyder was responsible for all aspects of promoting St. Mary's 13-sport athletic program.

Following his graduation from W&L in 1995, Snyder served as the assistant sports information director at his alma mater until departing for St. Mary's in January of 1998.

As an undergraduate, Snyder assisted the sports information office while also serving as a student assistant coach for the volleyball team his senior year.

Snyder is married to former W&L Head Athletic Trainer Holly Snyder. The two reside in Buena Vista, Va., with their son, Devin, and their daughter, Geneva.

SNYDER YEAR-BY-YEAR AT W&L

YEAR RECORD ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2000 20-10

2001 30-5
ODAC Champions, NCAA Second Round, ODAC Coach of the Year
2002 32-8
ODAC Champions, NCAA Second Round, ODAC Coach of the Year
2003 35-4
ODAC Champions, NCAA Second Round, ODAC Coach of the Year, School Record for Wins
2004 28-8 ODAC Champions, NCAA Second Round, ODAC Coach of the Year
2005 32-5 ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round, ODAC Coach of the Year
2006 29-8 ODAC Champions, NCAA "Sweet 16", ODAC Coach of the Year
2007 29-6 ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round
2008 31-7 ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round
2009 19-14  
2010 28-7 NCAA Second Round, ODAC Coach of the Year
2011 27-8 ODAC Coach of the Year
2012 26-10 ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round
2013 28-7 ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round, ODAC Coach of the Year
14 YEARS
394-107 (.786) 10 ODAC Titles, 11 NCAA Berths, 9 ODAC Coach of the Year Awards