Pile Accepts Position at East Tennessee State

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson Head Volleyball Coach Andrew Pile (Limestone College '13) has announced that he has accepted a position at Division I East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Pile will work as an assistant coach with the women's volleyball program and pursue a graduate degree while at ESU.

Andrew Pile spent four seasons as the head women's volleyball coach and was elevated to become the program's first full-time head coach in the spring of 2016. Pile produced four All-Centennial Conference players, including back-to-back honors for rising junior Tatiana Lopez '21. Lopez broke the school record and ranks third in program history for single match digs. She is currently fourth and fifth in single season digs and ranks eighth on the career list. Two-time All-CC selection Arielle Misrok '16 broke the single season dig record as a senior and ranks third all-time, tying the single match record for service aces in 2015.

The Red Devils were consistently well represented in the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team. Norma Jean Park earned All-Conference recognition, adding Co-SIDA Academic All-District honors and was named the 2018 Lloyd W. Hughes Senior Scholar Athlete Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average in the class.

Pile arrived in Carlisle following two impressive seasons as an assistant at Muhlenberg College. Pile joined the Muhlenberg coaching staff for the 2013 season and made an immediate impact, helping the Mules become the top blocking team in the Centennial Conference. Pile helped mentor six All-Conference players and the 2013 Rookie of the Year while at Muhlenberg.

Pile is a 2013 graduate of Limestone (S.C.) College, where he was a four-year starter as a setter and right-side hitter for the volleyball team. He served as team captain all four years, helping the Saints reach their first-ever conference championship match in 2013. Pile went to Emmaus High School, where he was an all-state selection in volleyball. He served as a volunteer assistant coach for the girls' team at Spartanburg High School and has worked numerous camps in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

Dickinson has begun a national search to fill the position. The Red Devils will also look to replace assistant coach Laura Bergin (Gettysburg '17) who will be attending Oxford University in the fall. Former student assistant coach Pierce Van Mulbregt '19 earned his degree in May and has accepted a positon at NASA.