CAREER RECORD: 31-26 (.544)
Taylor Roland-Buohl, a former Division I player, begins her second season as the Husson head women's volleyball coach in 2017.
Under her guidance, the Eagles completed the biggest turnaround in program history since being named the 14th head coach in program history on June 14th, 2016 after serving as an assistant coach at Manhattanville College from 2014-15. After going 30-60 in the previous three seasons and missing the postseason for the first time in 17 years in 2015, Roland-Buohl has guided the Eagles back to the top of the conference in just two seasons and will enter the season with a 31-26 (.544) record.
Through the 2017 season, Roland-Buohl ranks second in program history in victories and career winning percentage.
In Coach Roland-Buohl second year at the helm, the Eagles posted a 16-11 record with a 6-1 record in NAC play. Husson played particularly well late in the season, including a solid 5-2 record during the month of October with important four-set victories over NAC foes Colby-Sawyer College and New England College en route to earning the program's first #2 seed in the NAC Tournament since the 2012 season. With the second seed, the Eagles traveled to Maine Maritime Academy to face the #3 Chargers and fell in straight sets to Colby-Sawyer, 3-0. The regular season win over the Chargers was the first victory over them in program history after losing the previous ten matchups dating back to the 2011 season.
In 2017, Senior right side hitter Nia Arranaga has been selected as the 2017 NAC Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year and has earned Second Team All-NAC honors for the first time, while fellow seniors Bailey Cote and Lindsay Chapman earned spots on All-NAC First Team, becoming the first set teammates to be named to the first team since Aleta Johnson and Hannah Olstad in 2012. Junior outside hitter Kaitlyn Woods was listed on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Off the court, Arranaga, Chapman, Woods, and sophomores Mary Grace Power and Delaney Chisholm all were named to the NAC All-Academic Team.
2016: Coach Roland-Buohl led the Eagles to their first winning season since 2012 as a first-year clipboard carrier, as the HU side went 15-15 overall and 5-2 in NAC play under her guidance in 2016. The conference record was good for the #3 seed in the NAC Tournament, allowing the Eagles to host a postseason contest for the first time since 2013. The season wins total ranks tied for the most wins by a first-year head coach and subsequent winning percentage ranks fourth best under a first-year head coach, while becoming the second first-year head coach to win a postseason tournament game in the history of the HU women’s volleyball program.
Following the season, two players claimed All-Conference honors, as freshman Hannah Hembrow earned First Team acclaim, becoming the first freshman to earn first team honors since Allison Chepke in 2006 and the first Eagle player to be named to the first team since Hannah Olstad in 2012 and sophomore Kaitlyn Woods was named to the Sportsmanship Team.
During her time as an assistant at Manhattanville, Roland-Buohl helped the Valiants post a combined overall record of 32-15 and a 5-9 mark in Freedom Conference play. The Valiants were one match shy of the program’s first-ever Freedom Conference postseason berth in her first season as an assistant coach.
Roland-Buohl was a four-year letterwinner as a setter and right side hitter for the Farleigh Dickinson University women’s volleyball team from 2010-13.
As a NCAA Division I player, Roland-Buohl tallied 465 assists, 779 digs and 86 aces in 111 matches (405 sets) while helping lead Farleigh Dickinson to an 41-79 (.342) overall record, including a 20-42 (.323) mark in Northeast Conference (NEC) play. Roland-Buohl was selected to the NEC All-Academic Honor Roll all four years and earned the Knight Award for embodying core values of leadership, discipline and integrity during her senior season.
Rohland-Buohl earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Science from Farleigh Dickinson in 2014 and a Masters of Science in Sport Business Management from Manhattanville in 2016.
A native of Lancaster, Pa., Roland-Buohl attended Lampeter-Strasburg High School.