Steve Hendricks was named the sixth head coach of Barry’s volleyball program in 2011.
In 2012, the Buccaneers made great strides under Hendricks as his team went 17-13 overall, 9-7 in the Sunshine State Conference. The Bucs finished fourth in the league and was ranked No. 8 in the South Region at the end of the season. Barry beat No. 18 Lewis in five sets. In his first year at Barry, Hendricks' team went 11-17, 3-13 in the SSC. Tania Torres was named to the SSC All-Newcomer Team in 2011.
Prior to Barry, Hendricks spent four years as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico. While at UNM, Hendricks helped lead the Lobos to two NCAA Tournament appearances, a No.12 national ranking in attendance, coached four AVCA All-Americans, one ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American, and the team received two AVCA Team Academic awards. He was heavily involved in the community, including serving as a clinician for Special Olympics New Mexico, was a board member for the New Mexico Juniors Volleyball Club and coached the age groups of 14s, 15s and 16s. In 2009, the New Mexico Juniors 151 team advanced to the national championship tournament in Miami.
Prior to New Mexico, Hendricks spent three seasons as an assistant at the University of San Francisco, where he helped the Dons to two of its best seasons on record in 2005 and 2006. While in San Francisco, his community involvement included leading a support group, “Friends and Family Members of Crystal Meth Users.”
He spent eight seasons as the lead assistant coach at Notre Dame, a perennial Top-25 program. While in South Bend, Hendricks helped guide the Irish to eight consecutive NCAA Tournament berths and seven Big East Conference championships. The Irish won seven NCAA Tournament matches, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 1997. His recruiting acumen was proven again when StudentSports.com rated the 2002 Notre Dame recruiting class No. 3 nationally.
In 2003, Hendricks took an administrative leadership role at St. Ignatius College Prep as Assistant Athletic Director. His duties included overseeing daily operations of the athletic programs and leading the girls volleyball program. While in the Chicago area, he also directed the USA Volleyball Great Lakes Region High Performance Team to a fourth place finish in the national tournament in 2003, and propelled Celtic Force Volleyball Club 17s (Palos Heights, Ill.) to the 2004 National Championship. In two seasons with Celtic Force, Hendricks posted a 52-3 overall record.
Hendricks began his coaching career after a standout playing career at Ball State University. As an outside hitter and defensive specialist for the Cardinals, Hendricks competed in three consecutive NCAA Final Fours from 1988-90. Hendricks’ first collegiate coaching experience came at Tennessee, where he served as a graduate assistant and interim head coach from 1990-92. This led him to two seasons at Eastern Michigan as an assistant coach from 1992-94.
Hendricks earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Ball State in 1990, and has two master’s degrees in sports psychology from Tennessee in 1992, and sport administration from New Mexico in 2011. He is a CAP Level II coach with USA Volleyball and a certified personal trainer through ISSA.