Hunter Drews enters her first season as head coach for the Geneseo women's volleyball program in 2017. After spending the 2016-17 campaign as an assistant coach with the squad, Drews moved into her new role following the departure of Amber Dunn, who spent two seasons with the team before being appointed head coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse in July of 2017.
Drews was a driving force behind the Knights’ resurgence during the 2016 season as the program made its first postseason appearance in five years. She helped mentor a pair of rising sophomores to State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Star recognition. Outside hitter Grace Cergol landed second-team honors after leading the league with 421 kills while tying for fourth with 462 digs to finish her rookie campaign as the only player ranked in the top-five in both categories. Sam Mendelsohn capped her first collegiate season with third-team honors after ending up fifth in the SUNYAC with 448 digs as well as sixth with 3.83 digs/set.
With Drews on the sidelines, Geneseo compiled a 17-15 record while clinching the fifth seed for the SUNYAC Tournament. The Knights went on to upset fourth-seeded Fredonia, 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-22), in a quarterfinal-round road match before falling at top-seeded and eventual champion Brockport, 3-1 (25-7, 25-15, 26-28, 27-25), in the semifinals.
Drews was a four-year member of the women’s volleyball team at Trinity (Conn.), starting every match for the Bantams during her tenure with the program. A two-year captain, she capped her playing career by finishing second on the team in kills (169), kills per set (2.22) and service aces (36) while also ending up third in digs (172) and fourth in digs per set (2.26). A three-time New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic Team honoree, she graduated magna cum laude with honors in 2016 with a double major in American studies and psychology.
A native of Clifton Park, N.Y., Drews landed All-New York State honors after captaining Shenendehowa High School to a New York State Section II title.
She currently resides in Brockport, N.Y.