BRISTOL, Tenn. – Morgan Kirby has been hired as the assistant men's and women's volleyball coach as announced by men's volleyball coach Ryan Booher and women's volleyball coach Dave Ulrich today. Kirby joins the Tornado staff following a two-year stint as the head coach at Brunswick Community College.
"I would like to thank everyone at King for this incredible opportunity," Kirby said. "I'd also like to thank everyone at Brunswick CC for a great two years. I've learned so much from being at the junior college level and will be forever grateful for the lessons I've learned."
While at Brunswick, located in Bolivia, N.C., Kirby helped lead the Dolphins to three straight wins to end the regular season in 2017 before falling in the regional tournament. Kirby was also the head coach of the Grand Strand Juniors Volleyball Club since last fall.
"We are excited to have Morgan join our coaching family here at King," Booher said. "She brings an excitement and passion for our sport of volleyball and will help our programs to succeed on and off the court."
Prior to her time at Brunswick, Kirby worked towards her master's degree from Central Michigan University while serving as the head coach at Ithaca High School and of the Central Volleyball Club.
"We're very excited to be adding Morgan to our staff," Ulrich said. "Her experience as a player, as a coach, and in college admissions will be a huge benefit to us. As we continue to recruit and build for the future of Tornado volleyball her network of club and community college contacts will prove to be invaluable."
Kirby won't be a stranger to Conference Carolinas as she played volleyball at Belmont Abbey College. Following her graduation in 2013, she became an assistant volleyball coach at Forestview High School.
"I am honored to be back in Conference Carolinas and to be a part of a great volleyball program, and will continue to uphold the values of King University," continued Kirby. "I am excited to meet the student-athletes and get the season started."
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management from Belmont Abbey in 2013 and she is working on her Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration from Central Michigan.
Kirby's first day on campus will be August 1.