Women’s Volleyball Staff

Head Coach: Shannon Hudson

Season as Head Coach:u Fifth

Alma Mater: Gardner Webb ’01

Coach Hudson begins her fifth season at Catawba Valley. In her first season at the helm, Coach Hudson received the District P Volleyball Division II Coach of the Year, and led her team to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

Last year Coach Hudson lead the Bucs to an 11th place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament and a final 35-2 record for the season. The Bucs went undefeated in conference play (20-0) to claim the Carolinas Virginia Conference Title. Coach Hudson was named Region X and District P Coach of the Year and claimed her 100th win of her career in the District P Championship game.

Overall, Hudson has a cumulative record of 101-24 with the Lady Bucs. Since coming to CVCC, Coach Hudson has added a spring season to the schedule. Hudson also coached 11 All-Region performers, 2 Region X Players of the Year, and an NJCAA All-American. In addition, Hudson’s student-athletes have achieved high standards in the classroom.

Coach Hudson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Gardner-Webb University in 2001 at age 19. She is married with three beautiful children.

“I am looking forward to another winning season. I’m excited about the growth of the athletic program as well as the support we have from our leadership and our community.”


Assistant Coach: Mark Wimberley

Season as Assistant Coach: Third

Mark Wimberley is in his third season as the assistant coach with the Bucs volleyball team. Wimberley comes from a diverse background. After obtaining an associate’s degree in forestry from Wayne Community College he was employed by the North Carolina Forest Service, retiring after 28 years of service. Wimberley has coached at the Club level for 5 years, the last 4 in the 18 year old and under bracket. Coach Wimberley’s Club teams managed to always do well in their brackets; just this past season they finished with 3 gold medals in 5 tournaments. Out of 23 tournaments coached in 5 years, Wimberley’s teams had 12 playoff finishes with a total of 5 silvers and 4 gold medals for their efforts.