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Coaching Staff


Bethany Martin | Assistant Coach

 Bethany Martin is entering her third season as an assistant coach for the Toledo Volleyball program. In her first year on the Rocket bench, Martin helped UT advance to the second round of the 2016 Mid-American Conference Tournament.

     Martin comes to UT after serving as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb for five seasons, where she aided in recruiting, practices, scouting, match planning, team travel, academic support and off-season workouts.

    Martin worked extensively with both the middle blockers and right-side hitters at Gardner-Webb. During that time, the Runnin’ Bulldogs set new single-season school records for total blocks (236) and block assists (308). The 2011 team also had the second-highest total blocks per set (2.05), while both solo blocks (82) and assists per set (11.05) both ranked third-highest overall.

    Prior to her work at GWU, Martin spent two years as an assistant coach at Central Michigan, where the Chippewas posted a 31-28 overall record, finished second in the MAC West Division in 2009, and advanced to the MAC Tournament semifinals for the first time since 1996. 

     As a player, Martin was a four-year letterwinner at Gardner-Webb at middle blocker. Martin finished her career with the GWU record for career blocks (228) and tied for ninth overall in service aces (76). She remains one of four student-athletes in GWU’s Division I history to break the 1,000-kill mark (1,060).

    A native of Beaver Dam, Wis., Martin graduated from Gardner-Webb in 2009 with a degree in health and wellness. Martin also has received a master’s degree in sports administration from Central Michigan.

 

Evan Antal | Assistant Coach

Evan Antal is entering his first season with Toledo volleyball in 2018. He comes to Toledo after two seasons as the director of operations at Bowling Green. His role with the Rockets will be more on the technical side, assisting with floor defense and attacking, as well as serving and receiving.

While at Bowling Green, Antal was tasked with managing the day-to-day operations of the volleyball program. This included video and statistical analysis for internal and scouting purposes, coordinating team travel, organizing youth camps, and serving as the team's liaison to all areas of the athletic department. His role also included overseeing the team's student manager and scheduling interviews, meetings, and scouting sessions for the Falcons.
 
Prior to his stint at Bowling Green, Antal graduated from UT in June 2015 with a degree in exercise science while minoring in business administration. Since 2014, he has been an assistant coach at Premier Volleyball Academy in Maumee. Not only does he coach and train young players prior to starting their collegiate careers, he also organizes and runs all adult volleyball and basketball leagues.
 
"I am ecstatic about being back at the University of Toledo," Antal said. "As a student, I was a huge fan of this volleyball program and it is truly an honor to be a part of it on a larger scale. I would like to thank Jason Oliver, Bethany Martin, and Kelly Andrews for meeting with me on the day of my interview. I would also like to thank all of my mentors and players that I have coached so far. They are the reason I am who I am today, and I could not be more appreciative."