Volleyball Coach Ganoe Named WPCC Coach of the Year

By Debi Swick-Cruse


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Martha Ganoe

Martha Ganoe, who is in her fourth season as head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Potomac State College of West Virginia University, was recently voted the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) Coach of the Year for 2011. Since she began coaching at Potomac State, Ganoe has compiled a win/loss record of 92-18.
This is the third time Ganoe has been named Coach of the Year at the collegiate level. She was named the WPCC Coach of the Year by her peers as well as the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association (PCAA) Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009. 

“I feel there are other coaches in the conference that are just as worthy of receiving the coach of the year award; however, I am  honored to have my peers select me again as the coach of the year,” said Ganoe.

Under Ganoe’s direction, the Catamounts currently boast a 19-2 season record for this year and recently won the WPCC for the third time in four years. 
Before coming to Potomac State, Ganoe served as the head volleyball coach at Frankfort High School in Short Gap, W.Va. from 1999 to 2007, where she led the Falcons to nine West Virginia State Tournament appearances, 10 sectional championships and amassed an overall record of 191-86. 

Ganoe played collegiate volleyball at Fairmont State University (FSU) where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a concentration in special education. She still holds the FSU record for all-time defensive leader with career digs of 1,806.