Meredith Hardy, from Johnson City, Tennessee is entering her first year as ARVC Academy 11s lead coach. She comes to ARVC after coaching four years at Kingsport Volleyball Club in Tennessee and the All American Team Camps during the summer months.

Meredith joined the coaching ranks after an eight-year playing career at the collegiate and professional levels. As a standout middle blocker at Eastern Tennessee State University, she was named an All-Southern Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2014, a Senior CLASS Award Finalist, three time All-Atlantic Sun Conference team, All-Southern Conference team in her senior year and school record holder in all time blocks. Following college, Meredith played professionally for four years in Hungary, Finland, and Switzerland.

Meredith is a personal trainer at Downtown Sports & Wellness.

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” John Wooden