Joe Herrera
Point University
Joe Herrera
Head Coach
joe.herrera@point.edu
Point University
NAIA

BIO Joe Herrera was named Point's women's volleyball head coach in March, 2019.  Herrera becomes the fourth head coach in its volleyball history dating back to 2012.   Point University Athletic Director Alan Wilson commented, In the hiring of Coach Herrera, Point gets a coach that will use volleyball as a stage to impact lives for Jesus Christ.  He is a proven winner (with high school, club and collegiate experience) and inherits a program on the rise.  He will strive to take it to the next level, and we looking forward to seeing what the Lord will do with this program going forward.   Herrera was selected for the position after Amanda Jones (2015-18) resigned and accepted an assistant coaching position at University of West Florida, an NCAA Division II program in Pensacola, Fla.  Point steadily improved from 10 wins in 2016; to 19 wins in 2017; and a school-record 24 wins in 2018, and went 16-3 in conference last season and earned the number two seed in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament.  Point senior Tatiana Dale was named AAC Player of the Year, and junior setter Julia Felix was named to the All-AAC first team, and outside hitter Rachael Ellis earned All-Freshman Team and All-AAC second team honors.   Coach Herrera remarked about his expectations for the Point volleyball program, I expect to continue the success and upward direction the program is headed and use the sports platform provided at Point to help our young women reach their full potential athletically, academically and spiritually.   Even with 14 players and two redshirts returning to the Point line-up from the 2018 squad, Herrera comprehends his roles as recruiter and strategist.  I love recruiting and finding the right players to fit in with the university and the program, commented Herrera, and I want hard workers who give their best efforts and want to become the best teammates.  I also enjoy strategizing and switching things around.   Herrera has coached volleyball for 17 years at all levels from elementary school through the collegiate level and has coached club volleyball in different age groups for 14 years.  Herrera served as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach and Director of Information Technology at Trinity Christian School in Sharpsburg, Ga., and possesses a coaching record of 98-33 (.748) in four seasons at TCS.   During his first season at TCS (2015), Herreras team won second place in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) tournament and then won the GISA state tournament title in 2016.  Herrera was rewarded with the GISA Region V Coach of the Year and statewide GISA Coach of the Year Awards in 2016.  His 2017 team went to the GISA Tournament Final Four, and in 2018, Trinity Christian made it to the Georgia High School Association Sweet 16.   He also has served in a dual role as Volleyball Club Director for the Upward Stats South Atlanta program since October, 2016, and plans to continue in his club coach and director roles while coaching for Point.  He also has served as a scout for the National Scouting Report (2016-17); taught upper school at Jupiter Christian School (Fla.) from 2013-15 and worked as a volunteer assistant coach in 2014, for Northwood University in West Palm Beach, now known as Keiser University.   Herrera graduated from Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Fla., in 1993, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, in 2006, and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2012.   Joe and his wife, Kristina, were married in 1995, and have three children, including sons Joey (16) and Jacob (5) and daughter Emily (13).