"Morgan's past experience as a head coach will make the transition period very smooth," said Hicks. "During her time at King, she's proven to be very student-focused and will serve our student-athletes well in this capacity."
Kirby joined the Tornado staff prior to the 2018 season as an assistant coach. She helped guide the Tornado to an 18-11 record, including a 9-5 mark in Conference Carolinas play. Under her tutelage, Julie Ward was selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and second team all-conference. Tristyn Lozano also earned all-conference recognition.
"During this period of transition, I am happy to take over the spring season with the women's team and will do my best to maintain the high standards of the women's volleyball program at King University," Kirby said.
Kirby came to King following a stint as head coach at Brunswick Community College, located in Bolivia, N.C. While there, she 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.
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.