Volleyball Coaching Staff
Van Compton will begin her 28th season as the head coach of the UALR Volleyball program in 2015 after recording a 473-339 (.583) record at UALR and a 216-113 (.657) record in the Sun Belt. She has led the Trojans to four regular season Sun Belt Conference championships, five tournament championships and five appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2014, Compton fielded the best team in program history. The Trojans finished the Sun Belt Conference undefeated at 20-0 and finished with an overall record of 30-5. Towards the end of the season, UALR had the longest winning streak in the nation with 25 consecutive victories. The Trojans finished the regular season with 20 conference wins, the most in Division I. Compton became the Sun Belt Conference's all-time winningest coach when she earned her 216th conference win in straight sets against Arkansas State. Compton earned her fifth Sun Belt Conference Tournament Title after sweeping South Alabama, UT Arlington and Texas State. Compton led the Trojans past the No. 16-seeded Kansas Jayhwaks in five sets to earn the program's first NCAA Tournament win. In the final AVCA Coaches Poll, UALR cracked the Top 25 for the first time in program history, being ranked No. 24. Compton was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year for the second time before earning her first AVCA Southwest Region Coach of the Year award.
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.