Missouri State University Director of Athletics Kyle Moats officially announced the hiring of Gretchen Hand as the Bears new beach volleyball head coach, on July 2, 2021.
Hand comes to Missouri State after spending the last two-and-a-half years as director of volleyball at Webber International University in Babson Park, Fla. During her tenure with the Warriors, she worked with the men’s and women’s indoor programs in addition to the beach team and contributed to
the beach team’s conference title and NAIA national fourth-place finish in 2019.
She brings nearly 20 years of volleyball coaching experience at the high school, club and collegiate levels to the Missouri State beach program.
Prior to her time at Webber, she spent two years at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., where she helped develop a beach program for the community and started a beach volleyball club at Wilson.