Don Ferguson became the seventh volleyball coach, since 1982, following his appointment in May of 2011.
In his first season, the Colonials went 18-13 overall and were Little East Conference Regular-Season Co-Champions with powerhouse UMass Boston. Western went 6-1 in league action in 2012.
Ferguson came to Western after seven seasons as the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at the University of Hartford. In 2005, he was named the eighth coach in program history and led 2010's squad to its most conference victories since 2002 and earned America East Coach of the Year honors in the process.
Historically, his teams have made a big difference in the classroom and in the community.
In the classroom, Ferguson's teams have received American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) academic honors and were among the Top-10 percent in the nation in the past two year's APR rankings.
Prior to Hartford, Ferguson served as the head women's volleyball coach at Division II Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH from 2002-04. He led the Saint Anselm's Hawks to consecutive Northeast 10 playoff appearances, including the best conference finish in school history.
During his stint at Saint Anselm, Ferguson also served as an assistant coach for the nationally-ranked men's volleyball program at Division III Rivier College in Nashua, NH, where he helped lead the team to three NECVA New England Championships (2001-03). Ferguson also served as head coach for the girl' s volleyball team at Nashua's Bishop Guertin High School, where he was named 2001 Class L Coach of the Year.
Ferguson earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rivier in 2000. He was captain of the men's volleyball team at Rivier from 1994-96 where he led the team in virtually every statistical category. In 1999-2000, he was named to the NECVA Second Team and ranked nationally in hitting percentage and kills per game. He has also played with the Granite State Volleyball Club where he helped lead his team to a national title at the 2001 USA Volleyball Championships while garnering MVP honors.
A native of Montville, CT, Ferguson and his wife, Gerilyn, have a seven-year-old daughter, Maggie, and a four-year-old son, Myles. They reside in Wethersfield, CT.