Tom Hilbert took Vandal volleyball to a new level from 1989-96, leading the team to an Idaho record 174 wins and a .707 win percentage in his eight years. Under Hilbert, Idaho became a mainstay at the NCAA tournament, making appearances every year from 1992 to 1995, winning the Big Sky title every year. Athletes under Hilbert earned nine AVCA All-Northwest Region honors, one AVCA and Volleyball Monthly All-America honor, four Big Sky MVP honors, 20 Big Sky All-Conference honors, four Big Sky Freshman of the Year honors and 14 Big Sky All-Tournament Team honors. Hilbert himself was honored as the 1993 and 1994 AVCA Northwest Region Coach of the Year and earned Big Sky Coach of the Year honors four times from 1992-95. His teams hold 10 Idaho team records and his athletes hold nine individual school records.