Erin Kauffman, Coaching Director (High School)
Kauffman enters her 4th year at Excel Volleyball Club as the Assistant Coaching Director for the older age divisions (15-up). Two years ago, Kauffman (then McClanahan) led Excel 17s to the USAV National Championships, a feat that the EXCEL class of 2015 had never accomplished.
Kauffman is also in her 3rd year at the helm of Prosper High School Volleyball. Last year, her Eagles shared the District 10-5A title, and handed Lovejoy their first ever district loss. As a result, she was voted District 10-5A Coach of the Year by fellow district coaches. The 2014 Prosper Eagles finished 35-12, advancing to the Regional Finals, finishing the season ranked #3 in 5A, and #20 over all classes.
In Kauffman's first year as Prosper Head Coach, her Eagles advanced to the 4A State Title Match. Kauffman was named Dallas Morning News Volleyball Coach of the Year, VYPE magazine DFW Volleyball Coach of the Year, was given the SFASU Alumni Coaches Award, and was a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association "Thirty Under 30" Award, given to thirty coaches nationwide at the high school, club and college level who are under the age of 30.
Prior to Prosper, Kauffman was the Varsity Assistant at Lovejoy HS, helping coach them to three straight UIL titles. Kauffman also spent four years at Stephen F. Austin State University, as the recruiting coordinator for the volleyball program. During Kauffman's time at SFA, the Ladyjacks set the Southland Conference record for consecutive conference wins with 63, and also advanced to the second round of the Division I NCAA Championships in 2006 by defeating the University of Alabama.
Kauffman was a four year letterwinner at Saint Louis University, playing both setter and libero. She graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science, and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.
This past summer, Kauffman married Justin, a basketball coach at Wakeland HS, and they reside in McKinney, TX with their Huskies, Osceola and Yuma.