College Athletics News – Guilford Adds Two to Athletics Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College Director of Athletics Tom Palombo announced the appointment of Carly Hess and Drew Scott to the Quakers’ staff Monday. Hess serves as Guilford’s assistant volleyball coach and Scott an assistant men’s basketball coach.

Hess, a Greensboro native, joins head coach Emily Gann’s team after successful volleyball career at NCAA Division II Carson-Newman College. The 2011 graduate earned Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America honors as a senior and twice received all-region honors. The outside hitter set the Eagles’ school record for kills per set (4.17) in 2010 and totaled 480 kills for the year, which ranked third in school history. Hess finished her career at Carson Newman ranked fourth overall in kills (1,394) and fifth overall in attack attempts (3,500). She had a brief stint at her alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach and presently teaches youth volleyball lessons. Hess earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training and received Carson Newman’s Academic Athletic Training Award in 2009 and 2010. She starred at nearby Northwest Guilford High School for Guilford Athletics Hall of Famer Darlene Joyner ’81 and played under Gann with the Piedmont Triad Volleyball Club.

Scott comes to Guilford to help out Palumbo’s squad after a year as assistant men’s basketball coach at Old Dominion Athletic Conference-rival Emory & Henry College. The Virginia native graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a minor in communications. He was a three-year starter on the Hokies’ JV/Club basketball team before serving as the team’s head coach. During his time in college, Scott assisted the boys’ basketball team at Pulaski County High School before returning to his alma mater, Gate City (Va.) High School, to coach the freshman boys’ team. His recent endeavors include serving as a graduate assistant for the University of Akron where the Zips played in the 2011 NCAA Tournament and the 2012 National Invitational Tournament.

The Quakers’ volleyball team was ranked eighth in the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll and finished 12-15 overall last season. The Quakers return 12 letter winners for the 2013 season and are off to a 1-3 start.

The Quakers’ men’s basketball team finished its 2012-13 season 19-8 overall (10-6 ODAC). Palumbo expects 14 returners for the upcoming season.