Dan Clotfelter
Dan Clotfelter
Title: Head Volleyball Coach
Phone: 276-944-6659
Email: dclotfelter@ehc.edu
Year: Third Year at E&H
College: Georgia Tech, 1992

Dan Clotfelter is entering his third season as Head Volleyball Coach at Emory & Henry College.

Last season, E&H put up a 17-11 overall record (6-5 ODAC) and earned the sixth seed in the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. Jamie Cockerham earned All-ODAC First-Team honors and broke the Emory & Henry record for kills in a match and a career. Nicole Tesh earned all-conference accolades for the second-straight year as well and was joined on the third team by Kelly Mae Kerlin.

In 2011, Clotfelter led the Wasps to a 14-13 record with a 5-5 mark in the ODAC. He saw Jamie Cockerham and Nicole Tesh named to the All-ODAC Second and Third Teams, respectively. As a team, the Wasps finished second in the league in service aces and fourth in kills per set.

Prior to coming to Emory, Clotfelter was Head Volleyball Coach at The Walker School in Marietta, Georgia. In eight seasons at the helm of Walker, Clotfelter’s squads reached the Georgia State Semifinals on four occasions, the Elite Eight three times and the Sweet Sixteen once. For his accomplishments, Clotfelter was a four-time Area Coach of the Year and was selected as a head coach for the 2006 Georgia State All-Star Game.

In addition to coaching at Walker, Clotfelter has served as Youth Development Director and coach for the A5 Volleyball Club.  He was instrumental in building the club from its formation in 2005 to its current membership of more than 300 players across nearly 30 teams.  

Clotfelter’s teams have secured bids to four straight USA Volleyball National Championships and A5 led all clubs with 14 bids to national play in 2010. His teams have also won three Southern Region championships, beating top teams from Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

Known as a strong tactician, Clotfelter has achieved a Level II Certification from the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program. He has presented multiple times at the annual Georgia Volleyball Coaches Association clinic on topics that include practice design, serving and passing. Clotfelter also spoke on "training volleyball IQ" at both the American Volleyball Coaches' Association the Virginia High School Coaches Association last year and had a video produced from his seminar at the AVCA Convention.

Clotfelter received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He is married to Emily Haught, who was a two-year letterwinner on the Yellow Jackets’ volleyball team.