Eric Bouchoc, who brings 25 years of coaching experience and more than 400 career victories, has been named head coach of the West Collierville Middle School volleyball program.
Bouchoc most recently served as the head high school volleyball coach at Evangelical Christian School. He is no stranger to the Collierville area. For 9 years he coached at Collierville Middle School. The Dragons volleyball program had won the middle school district championship 6 out of the 9 years that he was there. He has helped the players understand the basics of fundamental volleyball and improve their skills.
In 2002 Coach Bouchoc was the Varsity Coach at Amanda Clearcreek High School, Amanda, Ohio. The Aces ended their first season with Coach Bouchoc with a record of just 11-23. By the time Coach Bouchoc ended his stay at Amanda, the Aces closed out with a record of 27-8. Amanda Clearcreek reached their highest level of achievement in girls’ volleyball in several years. One of Amanda’s defensive specialists was awarded the district’s “Best Defensive Player of the Year” award after sitting under Coach Bouchoc for 2 seasons.
Prior to joining Amanda Clearcreek, Coach Bouchoc spent two seasons as the Varsity Coach Hollywood Christian School, Hollywood, Florida, where he helped guide the Eagles to their first district championship appearance. Coach Bouchoc was awarded “Coach of the Year” and “All County Coach of the Year”.
Coach Bouchoc also assisted in the responsibilities for taking American Heritage School, Plantation, Florida (33-0) to the state championship final four. The following year he assisted in bringing the team back to the state tournament final eight.
Over his coaching career, Coach Bouchoc has helped guide his student-athletes to many personal successes and awards always striving to be the best and coach the best. Four of his players have gone on to play Division I on full volleyball scholarships. He has assisted in the training programs of 2 major Division I colleges. He focuses on assisting the student-athletes achieve their highest potential by helping them understand why they do what they do and pushing the envelope of their abilities to discover their strengths and weaknesses.
Coach Bouchoc has been a competitive player for the USAV since 1987. In 1994, he started a volleyball club in South Florida in an effort to assist more players to understand the game better. He loves to call himself a student of the game and is constantly taking notes on what other coaches and players are doing.