Joshua Edmed enters his 15th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Connecticut College. Edmed was elevated to the senior management position of Associate Director of Athletics in July of 2009.
Edmed's Camels reached their pinnacle in 2012, reaching the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship game for the first time, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Championship with a record of 25-4.
Edmed was honored as both the NESCAC and the New England Women's Volleyball Association Coach of the Year. He was also recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as the New England Division III Coach of the Year.
In 2009, Edmed directed the Camels to a record of 22-6 with a mark of 8-2 in NESCAC play. The Camels were one of the top ranked teams in the NCAA Regional Rankings and advanced to the semifinal round of the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the third time in a four year duration.
At the conclusion of the 2009 season, Marissa DeMais '11 and Amy Newman '12 were named to the AVCA All-America Team.
Edmed achieved a career milestone in 2008, notching his 100th victory at Connecticut College.
In 2005, Edmed led the Camels to a 16-10 record and the program's inaugural appearance in the NESCAC post-season tournament. Edmed’s talented recruiting class made an immediate impact. Caitlin Tomaska '09 was honored as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. Tomaska garnered All-NESCAC Honors for four consecutive years, landing on the first team for three consecutive seasons from 2006-2008.
Prior to his arrival at Connecticut College, Edmed was the head coach at Iowa Wesleyan. At Iowa Wesleyan in 2001, Edmed posted a 16-16 record, with four players earning All-Conference accolades and one athlete garnering All-America recognition. Edmed also served as director for the sport management program at the college.
Edmed received his Bachelor's and Master's degree at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Playing an integral role in two Division III men's volleyball national championship clubs with the Pride; Edmed captured his first championship as a senior in 1997. After returning to his alma mater as a graduate-assistant coach in 1999, Edmed assisted in the coordination of a program that captured the 2001 title.
Edmed has been involved with a variety of clinics and grass roots youth programs throughout his career. In 2004, Edmed started the Connecticut College Volleyball Camp which has been instrumental in developing youth volleyball in the area. Edmed has also served as an NCAA YES (Youth Education Through Sports) Counselor.