Volleyball Coaching Staff
Van Compton has been at the helm of the UALR Volleyball program for 26 seasons, recording a 444-334(.571) record at UALR and a 196-113 (.634) record in the Sun Belt. She has led the Trojans to three regular season Sun Belt Conference championships, four tournament championships and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2013, UALR finished the year second in the conference behind another stellar offensive season from Edina Begic. The junior claimed the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year Award and was also named an Honorable Mention All-American. The Trojans finished the season with a 20-11 record and were 12-6 in Sun Belt Play. The team won the New Mexico State Tournament as well as the Memphis Tiger Invitational in non-conference play.
In 2012, Compton helped guide the Trojans to their first Sun Belt Conference Division Title since 2000. After going 4-8 in its pre-conference schedule, UALR went 9-5 in the SBC. Compton coached her third SBC Player of the year as Edina Begic finished second in the nation in both points (5.74) and kills (5.08) per set. After starting the year 1-4 in matches that go the distance, Compton guided the Trojans to a 6-0 record in conference play in five-set matches.
In 2011, Compton coached her fourth Sun Belt Freshman of the Year as Edina Begic earned the honor and was named second team All-Sun Belt Conference.
In 2008, Compton led the Trojans to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in school history and a second place finish in the Sun Belt west division. Also for the first time in school history, Amy Hafner earned Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Amila Barakovic earned first team All-SBC honors, while Anita Bucur earned second team.
In 2005, Compton was named the Sun Belt Conference all-time volleyball coach.
Compton has led the Trojans to an over-.500 winning record in Sun Belt Conference play 20 times and became the first coach in conference history to record 100 Sun Belt victories with the Trojans' 3-0 victory over New Orleans on October 18, 2003.