Kevin Burch

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• Named the ninth head coach in Ohio State men’s volleyball history on May 21, 2019


“Kevin Burch has constructed a blueprint for the men’s volleyball program built on the same pillars and goals utilized as the foundation to our strategic plan,” Janine Oman, Deputy Director of Athletics and men’s volleyball program administrator, said. “He has demonstrated a commitment to our eight stated values as an athletics & business advancement department – integrity, education, people, excellence, respect, innovation, community and tradition.”

• Returned to Ohio State as a full-time assistant coach in May 2015 and immediately delivered on back-to-back NCAA championships (2016, 2017), extending an incredible streak of seven consecutive academic years as a national champion

• The 2016 crown completed a circle for Burch as the title-clinching stretch started with the OSU graduate serving as Ohio State’s volunteer assistant coach during the 2011 campaign:

2016-17 – NCAA Men’s National Champions – Ohio State (assistant coach)
2015-16 – NCAA Men’s National Champions – Ohio State (assistant coach)
2014-15 – NCAA Women’s National Champions – Penn State (director of operations)
2013-14 – NCAA D-III Men’s National Champions – Springfield College (assistant coach)
2012-13 – NCAA Men’s National Champions – UC Irvine (assistant coach)
2011-12 – NCAA D-III Men’s National Champions – Springfield College (assistant coach)
2010-11 – NCAA Men’s National Champions – Ohio State (volunteer assistant coach)

• Coached 26 AVCA All-Americans through 2019

• Mentored 62 OSU Scholar-Athletes as a Buckeye assistant coach from 2016-19

• 2017 recipient of the AVCA ’30 under 30′ Award

• Steered the Buckeye defense to top-3 finishes nationally for opponent hitting percentage in 2016, ’17 and ’18

• Secured commitments from eight AVCA High School All-Americans, three USA U19 athletes and a pair of senior national team members as OSU’s recruiting coordinator (2016-19)

• Served as assistant coach and tech coordinator for the USA Boys U19 team since 2015

• 2012 AVCA D-III National Assistant Coach of the Year while at Springfield College

• Springfield paced the entire country with a .381 team attacking efficiency in 2012 under Burch’s guidance

• Earned a Sports and Leisure Studies degree from Ohio State in 2011

• Initial journey to Columbus was inspired by his late grandfather, Darrell Burch, a three-time Ohio State graduate who earned bachelors, masters and PhD degrees from the University in ’51, ’53 and ’59

• Garnered a 26-9 record as head coach of the Columbus State Community College women’s volleyball program in 2010

• Before transitioning into coaching full-time, Burch captained the 2008 Orange Coast College men’s volleyball team

Kevin Burch Collegiate Coaching Timeline

Season(s)School
Position
2020-Ohio State UniversityHead Coach
2016-19Ohio State UniversityAssistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator
2014Penn State UniversityDirector of Operations (women's volleyball)
2014Springfield CollegeAssistant Coach
2013University of California, IrvineAssistant Coach
2012Springfield CollegeAssistant Coach
2009-11Ohio State UniversityVolunteer Assistant Coach
2010Columbus State Community CollegeHead Coach (women's volleyball)