|Position:||Director of Volleyball Operations|
Head coach Steve Aird announced the hiring of Aubrey Pfau as the Maryland volleyball director of operations in May 2016. A native of Frederick, Md., Pfau brings extensive knowledge and coaching experience of local volleyball to College Park.
“Aubrey loves the state of Maryland and has strong connections to the university,” Aird said. “She has been around the program since we arrived and loves the vision. She is highly organized, loves the game of volleyball and is excited to learn. Our players think the world of her and she is a wonderful addition to the staff.”
Pfau spent the previous seven years at Middletown High School in Middletown, Md., serving as a special education instructional assistant and the varsity volleyball head coach. She has also spent the last six years as an assistant coach for the Metro Volleyball Club in Washington, D.C.
At Metro, Pfau served as an assistant for the 15 Travel team under head coach and current Maryland assistant Adam Hughes. In 2015, she helped guide the team to winning the 15 Open Division at the Capitol Hill Classic. The team finished second in the CHRVA region and earned a bid to nationals. In 2014, Pfau led the team to nationals.
Pfau already has familiarity with numerous Terps as she coached Samantha Higginbothem, Hailey Murray and Liz Twilley in their high school and club careers.
A 2006 graduate of Shepherd University, Pfau earned a Bachelor of Science in recreation and leisure studies and played Division II volleyball as a middle hitter for four seasons. She attended high school at Middletown, where she helped guide the team to the school’s first Frederick County Volleyball Championship.