Pete Hoyer | Assistant Coach
After a year away from the college coaching scene, Pete Hoyer joins the UTSA volleyball coaching staff as the associate head coach and will primarily be responsible for recruiting and training while also working with the setters.
Hoyer brings a plethora of experience to the Roadrunners coaching staff with stops at NC State, Dayton and Ohio University.
Before heading to the Lone Star State, Hoyer served a year as head coach of the Triangle Volleyball Club 18 Blue Team where he was involved in all aspects of the organization.
In his last collegiate coaching stint, Hoyer was an assistant coach at NC State for six seasons (2010-15) where he helped guide the Wolfpack to a 108-83 record. Hoyer served as the recruiting coordinator and worked with the middle blockers where he mentored then-freshman Blayke Hranicka the team’s leading scorer with 409.5 points, the most by a freshman in Wolfpack program history.
During his time in Raleigh, he helped guide the Pack to six consecutive 16-plus win seasons, including three of 20-plus wins (2011-13). In 2012, NC State posted a 22-10 overall record, including a 12-8 mark in the ACC – the most league wins in school history. That same season, the Wolfpack posted its highest finish in the ACC, checking in at No. 4, and punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament, which was its first postseason appearance since the 1987 campaign.
In his last season with the Wolfpack, he helped guide the team to single-season program marks in attack percentage, assist percentage, total service aces, block assists and points per set.
Hoyer took a seven-year hiatus from coaching at the collegiate level and spent that time as a high school special education teacher and coach from 2003-05.
His most successful stop was his nine seasons as the head coach at the University of Dayton from 1994 to 2002, where he was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 2001 after leading the Flyers to a 21-6 overall record and 14-2 league mark. Hoyer amassed a 178-96 overall record and his storied career with the Flyers included a pair of Atlantic 10 regular season titles (1998, 2001) and numerous superlative Atlantic 10 awards.
He coached back-to-back Atlantic 10 Players of the Year in Zhaohui Ma (1997) and Carla Muntz (1998); three league Rookies of the Year (1996, 1998, 1999); 13 All-Atlantic 10 members, including 11 first-teamers; seven Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference honorees; six AVCA All-Northeast Region First Team selections; two Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team members; and two Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team selections.
Hoyer’s coaching career began as an assistant coach at Southwest Texas State from 1987-90. He then spent five seasons as an assistant at Ohio University from 1990-94.
Hoyer received his Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies and history from Wisconsin-Eau Clair in 1985 and later earned his master’s degree from Southwest Texas State in 1990 in physical education and educational administration.
Dominique Gonzalez | Assistant Coach
Two-time National Champion Dominique Gonzalez joins the UTSA volleyball coaching staff in March 2017 and will primarily be responsible for the team defense and passing, working closely with the liberos and defensive specialists.
Gonzalez returns to the Alamo City after a one-year stint at Kent State where she helped the Golden Flashes become one of the top defensive teams in The Mid-American Conference, primarily working with back row defenders and passers.
In her one season, she helped Kent State register the third-most digs in program history with 2,017 and guided the Flashes to a MAC season-high 114 digs in a five-set triumph over Miami that snapped the Hurricanes’ school-record 20-match win streak. At seasons end, the Flashes posted 16.67 digs per set, best for 35th in the nation and third in the MAC.
The San Antonio native also helped mentor a pair of first team All-MAC selections in libero Challen Geraghty and outside hitter Kelsey Bittinger. Geraghty ranked fourth in the nation in digs (669) and digs per set (5.53) and posted the second-most digs in a season in program history. Bittinger tallied 3.19 digs per frame to top all non defensive specialists in the league.
Prior to her time in Ohio, Gonzalez spent a short stint at Penn State after graduation as a volunteer assistant where she helped with film analysis and defensive skills. She also served as an assistant coach with Alamo Club Volleyball for the 16 Premiere Team in San Antonio and helped out at UTSA for the 2014 semester training with the defense.
Before her coaching career began, Gonzalez was a three-time team captain for the two-time National Champion Nittany Lions (2011-14) that made four appearances at the NCAA Tournament, including three Final Fours, and captured back-to-back Big Ten championship titles in 2012 and 2013.
Gonzalez earned a degree in kinesiology with a minor in fitness studies from Penn State in 2015.
Other camp staff will include area college, high school, and club coaches, as well as current and former Roadrunner players.