Prior to the 2010 season, Elizabeth Morris became the tenth head coach of the BSC volleyball program since 1982. She graduated from UMass Boston with a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and a minor in Political Science.
Morris was the head volleyball coach at her alma mater for four seasons (1996-1999) and was named the Little East Conference Coach of the Year in 1999. She oversaw a dramatic resurgence during her final campaign at UMass as the Beacons rebounded from a four-win season in 1998 to post a 22-5 record in 1999.
After leaving UMass, Morris went on to coach varsity girls volleyball at Mount Alvernia High School and led her team to the program's first ever Catholic Conference Championship title in 2002. In 2003 she returned to the college ranks as an assistant coach at Tufts University, followed by a brief stint as the head varsity coach at Norwood High School.
Prior to coming to Bridgewater State, Morris was the head coach at Lesley University from 2007 to 2009 where she directed her teams to three straight conference tournament appearances as well as a New England College Conference (NECC) Tournament championship in 2008. Her coaching record at Lesley was 39-33 overall with a 16-6 mark in conference regular season play.
Coach Morris, who resides in Roslindale, Massachusetts, is presently a Family Residence Client Manager for Children's Services of Roxbury.
Julie Clerc was named to the Bridgewater State volleyball coaching staff in 2012 after serving one season as a student assistant. Clerc is a 2012 graduate of BSU where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.
Clerc excelled on the volleyball court for four seasons for Bridgewater State from 2007 to 2010, captaining the team as a senior. She accumulated 1,055 kills, 1,174 digs and 188 aces over 127 matches for the Bears. Clerc, who is one of only two players in program history to record both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs, was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Player of the Year in 2008 and was a three-time All-MASCAC First Team selection (2008, 2009, 2010).
While at Bridgewater, Clerc served on a number of student-athlete organizations including Bear TRACKS, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Peer Mentoring Program. She also volunteered for the Massachusetts Special Olympics South Sectional Aquatics Meet and was a clinician for the Children’s Physical Development Clinic (CPDC).
A native of Acushnet, Massachusetts, Clerc presently resides in Roslindale. She is currently an Events and Communications Manager for the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain.
Denise Hamilton joined the Bridgewater State volleyball coaching staff prior to the 2010 season. Denise graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1987 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Work. She also earned a Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College in 1996.
Before coming to Bridgewater State, Coach Hamilton was an assistant coach and head recruiter at Lesley University where she worked alongside current BSU head coach, Liz Morris. Denise also has collegiate coaching experience in women's tennis, women's lacrosse and softball. She was the head tennis coach at Pine Manor College from 1998 to 2000 and an assistant coach and head recruiter on the women's lacrosse staff at Pine Manor from 1996 to 1998. Hamilton also served as an assistant coach and head recruiter on the UMass Boston softball coaching staff from 1992 to 1995.
Denise presently resides in Brockton, Massachusetts and is the Director of Marketing and Admissions at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain.