Faith Dooley | Head Coach
Faith Dooley became the sixth head coach in Cobber volleyball history when she was hired in the spring of 2019.
Dooley was a standout for the Fighting Hawks for four seasons and helped UND earn a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. She was named the Big Sky Tournament Most Valuable Player in her junior and senior seasons and became the first-ever UND player to earn all-conference honors in four seasons.
Dooley is the school’s all-time career record holder for blocks and also owns the Big Sky record for blocks in a career.
During her time at the University of North Dakota, Dooley worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where she was responsible for nutrition guidance and training, providing injured athletes with supplemental work during rehabilitation and meeting with incoming student/athlete recruits about the strength and conditioning program.
Dooley has also served as a head coach in the Grand Forks Stars Volleyball Club and was on the Board of Directors with the Hawkademy Leadership Program at UND.
In addition to her playing career for the UND volleyball team where she was a 3-year captain, Dooley also played for the Fighting Hawks basketball team in her junior and senior seasons and was named the team captain as a senior.
Dooley was one of the top high school student/athletes in the state of North Dakota. She earned 12 varsity letters in three sports at Central Cass High School. She helped Central Cass win the state championship in volleyball and was a 3-time All-Region honoree. Dooley was also an all-conference, all-region and all-state selection in basketball and qualified for state meet in track and field in the high jump high jump all four years - finishing second as a senior.
Dooley is currently working on her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and serves as an assistant coach for the Fisher-Climax-Sacred Heart High School track & field team.
Morgan Hoover | Assistant Coach
Morgan Hoover was hired as the full-time assistant coach for Cobber volleyball in the spring of 2018.
Hoover brings a celebrated career as a collegiate player and a collegiate coaching background to Concordia. Before coming to the Cobbers she served as the top assistant for Washington College in Maryland for three seasons.
Hoover played collegiately at Frostburg State where she earned team Most Valuable Player honors in two seasons. When she finished her playing career for the Bobcats she was third on the school’s all-time career list in blocks with 292 and 11th in career kills with 677. Hoover was a middle hitter at Frostburg State and led the team in attack percentage in her final two seasons and had a career-high attack mark of .247 as a senior. Hoover also led the Bobcats in blocks as a freshman.
Hoover graduated from Frostburg State with a degree in Recreation and Park Management. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Strategic Sport Analysis from California University of Pennsylvania in August 2017.
Hoover was hired as the top assistant at Washington College during the summer of 2015. She went on to help the Shorewomen record 46 victories and post to winning seasons.
Hoover has also been active in other coaching endeavors. She coached for the Bay Area Volleyball Academy from 2016-17 and was a coach and intern for the Frostburg Volleyball Club where she helped start the organization and served as an assistant coach for the U16 team.