Middle School Team Camp 

    Come spend one/two/three day(s) with us and progress through a breakdown of all the skills, teams will have the chance to work on individual skills while putting the skills together as a team to work together in competitive drills.  We can teach your team anything from serving to 6 person rotation so just email Assistant    Coach Matt Scott (mscott6@samford.edu) and see if this is right for your team.  THIS IS FOR TEAMS ONLY...NO INDIVIDUALS!!!


High School Team Camp
    Camp 1-Team Skills
 will help your team improve and develop their skills not only within a team setting but as well as an individual base. All of the volleyball fundamentals    will be covered within this camp session as well as anything that you as the Coach would like to put emphasis on for the upcoming season. Meal provided along with a snack.

    Camp 2-Competitive Play will help your team by instructions of team skills learned from Camp 1 thru Competitive Play- Team Skills will be incorporated into competitive wash drills against another team. This camp is set up so your team will compete against other schools in some of our favorite team drills we use here at Samford. Meal provided along with a snack.    


    Camp 3-Play Day or Tournament play is to receive the first glimpse of the 2014 team that will compete in August. Best 2 out of 3 for matches with first 2 sets played to    25 and if needed a 3rd set to 15, against other schools from the Birmingham area, State of Alabama, and surrounding states.  Pool-play to start the day and then playoffs,    guaranteed 4 matches. Lunch provided at the Samford Café as well as officials.


Youth Skills Camp & Volley Tots will all run the week of July 20-23.  These camps breakdown and progress through all skills needed in volleyball.  We also have a ton of fun and play bjerring tournaments and 6 on 6 on appropriate courts. The Volley Tots will be separate and on their own court learning the first fundamentals of volleyball as well as playing camp games.  


Setter/Attacker Day Camp is an individual position camp to provide more reps than ever before for setters and attackers. High reps and instruction highlight this camp and it is one of our more popular camps.  Sign up quick as spots are limited!!! Because of this camp being one of our popular camps we are now offering it twice this summer on July 14th & 24th. 


All Positions Camp is an indidvual camp on July 13th that will allow you to work with our Samford Coaches & Players in your specific position weather that be a defensive specialist, setter, or attacker. Please feel free to contact Assistant Coach Matt Scott (mscott6@samford.edu) for further information as spots are limited.


Libero Camp is back by popular demand. Cancelled last year but back in action this year will allow a day for defensive specialist/libero's to come and show off their backcourt skills. Come show off your skills on July 15th and work with some of the Best Defenders the Southern Conference has to offer. Sign up quick as spots are limited!!!


*Samford University is an equal opportunity institution and a member institution’s sports camp or clinic shall be open to any and all entrants (limited only by name, age, grade level, and/or gender. 

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2015 Women's Volleyball Coaching Staff

Derek SchroederDex Schroeder Headshot 2013
Head Coach

Phone: 205-726-4088
Email: dschroed@samford.edu

Derek “Dex” Schroeder is in his seventh year at the helm of the Samford volleyball program.

Over the past five seasons, Schroeder has led his team to four Southern Conference North Division Championships, including a conference championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011. He has an 111-50 overall record, the highest winning percentage in Samford history.

Last season, Schroeder led the Bulldogs to their fourth North Division title in five years while posting a 23-9 (14-2 SoCon) record.  A very decorated senior class finished their careers in 2012, with Lauren Hutchinson (.377 hitting percentage) and Alexis Bauer (1,968 digs) holding career school records.  Hutchinson and Michaela Reesor were named First Team All-SoCon while Katie Murphy was named Second Team All-SoCon.

In 2011, the Bulldogs finished with a 29-5 record, the winningest total in school history. The season culminated with the Bulldogs winning a conference championship on their home court, earning them a trip to the NCAA Tournament. There, they went five sets against Big East Champion Cincinnati, but ultimately fell, 3-2. They were the first SoCon team to ever go five sets in the NCAA Tournament.

In 2011, Elizabeth Neisler was named SoCon Player of the Year. She also earned AVCA All-South Region and honorable mention AVCA All-American honors.  Hutchinson was a first-team All-SoCon honoree and honorable mention AVCA All-South Region. Murphy was named second-team All-SoCon, while Reesor earned All-Freshman honors.

In 2010, the Bulldogs made their third consecutive appearance in the SoCon Tournament, with Murphy named SoCon Freshman of the Year and Neisler earning second-team All-SoCon honors.

In 2009, the Bulldogs tacked on another North Division title while setting the school record for most consecutive home wins at 22.

In his first year, Schroeder led the Bulldogs to a 28-5 record, a school record at the time, and a Southern Conference Northern Division title, a 12-game winning streak and an ­undefeated record at home.     


Matt Scott
Assistant CoachMatt_Scott_2014


Phone: 205-726-2969
Email: mscott6@samford.edu

Matthew Scott enters his second season at Samford after working with the University of Louisville from 2008 to 2013.

“Matt comes highly recommended from many coaches that I respect and consider mentors in this profession,” said Samford Head Coach Derek Schroeder.  "He has experience with a top 25 program, has recruiting ties in an area we recruit heavily and has a great volleyball IQ.  These are all things that will enhance our program.
Scott worked in numerous roles with the University of Louisville volleyball program since he started as a practice player in 2008. Scott worked his way up to be the assistant to the executive director of volleyball operations in 2010 where he was responsible for the input of entries into the Scoutware program and assisted in the event management of gameday operations.

In 2010 and 2011 Scott served as the team manager for the Cardinals where he assisted in the organization and coordination of the summer camps hosted by the volleyball program.

After finishing his bachelor's degree Scott took the position of the team's video coordinator where he coodinated the the team's video of practices, games and exchanges with other teams hrough the use of Data Project and eZxchanges. He also assisted with the day-to-day team and staff operations.

With Louisville serving as the host for the 2012 NCAA Championships, Scott was the Assistant to the Assistant Athletic Director for the NCAA Championships, supporting the NCAA in the planning and execution of the event.  

Since the 2010 season, he was the Head Assistant Coach of the Union 16 Adidas club team in Louisville, assisting in the coaching and conditioning efforts of the team and also served as an assistant coach of the Union 16 Asics club team.




Alex DelPiombo
Assistant Coach

Phone: 205-726-4491
Email: adelpiom@samford.edu

DelPiombo comes to Samford by way of Morehead State University where she served on the coaching staff as the assistant volleyball coach and the director of volleyball operations for two years following a four-year playing career at Gannon (Pa.) University.

DelPiombo's experience as a decorated player and coach has Samford head coach Derek Schroeder excited and he believes that she's an up and coming star in the coaching ranks.

"For my second straight hire I consider myself very lucky to find someone in Alex Delpiombo," Schroeder said. "More than a few coaches I trust and admire in Division I volleyball have recommended Delpiombo as a talented up and coming coach."

On the heels of a very successful 2013 season, Schroeder feels like DelPiombo's work ethic, knowledge and passion for the game is the right fit to keep the program headed in the right direction.

"Alex is going to work very hard and bring passion to the office and practice gym," Shroeder exclaimed. "She is going to provide us a knowledgeable setter coach which I have not had on staff for a number of years!"