Ashton Hippenstiel has served on the Tusculum volleyball coaching staff since 2015. He serves as assistant coach for the indoor volleyball program and was named head coach of the women's beach volleyball program in 2018. The beach program begins competition in spring 2019.
He assists with all aspects of the program including recruiting, academic monitoring, travel coordination, and strength & conditioning.
Hippenstiel, a native of Yucaipa, California, possesses a wealth of coaching experience at both the collegiate and club level and is a former NCAA Division I and II player where he was setter at Cal State Northridge and King University. During his final season at King, he ranked 30th in the country with his 6.99 assists per set average while leading the Tornado with his 610 total helpers. He led KU with 75 blocks and his 0.85 blocks per set average ranked ninth in Conference Carolinas.
Hippenstiel has been coaching at the club level for seven years and is a member of the Match Point AVCA Mentee Program.
He graduated from King in 2014 with his Bachelor of Arts degree and is completing his master’s degree in talent development from Tusculum.
He is married to the former Briana Branson of Bluff City, Tennessee and they are the proud parents of two sons, Karter and Korbin.