Eastern University Volleyball's Head Coach Mark Birtwistle has been at the helm at Eastern since 1990 and has established EUVB as one of the premier DIII volleyball programs in the country.
In his time at Eastern, Birtwistle has amassed over 700 career victories and recorded 20 Conference Championships. Birtwistle led the Eagles to the 2011 National Semifinals and to the Elite Eight in 2013 and 2016. His teams have earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament 18 times and have advanced to the Sweet 16 on 10 occasions.
Coach Birtwistle has been honored by the AVCA six times as the Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year (2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016), including the 2016 season where he led his team to an Elite Eight appearance in Oshkosh, WI. Birtwistle has also been honored by his colleagues with 10 Conference “Coach of the Year” selections.
Under the direction of Coach Birtwistle, Eastern has produced 36 AVCA Division III All-Americans, 49 Mid-Atlantic All-Region selections and over 100 All-Conference players.