An Ohio State volleyball assistant coach is building himself quite the résumé. With the Buckeyes’ men’s volleyball team capturing the NCAA championship this weekend and capping off a 23-game-winning streak in the process, assistant coach Kevin Burch has added one more national title to his list of career achievements. However,  his championship streak is quite the unique one.

Burch has been a part of six straight volleyball national championship programs at a variety of levels between four different schools. All of Burch’s championships have come as an assistant coach, except for one stint as a director of operations.

  • 2010-11 – NCAA Men’s National Champion (Ohio State, volunteer assistant coach while he finished his degree in sports and leisure studies)
  • 2011-12 – NCAA Division 3 Men’s National Champion (Springfield College, assistant coach)
  • 2012-13 – NCAA Men’s National Champion (UC Irvine assistant coach)
  • 2013-14 – NCAA Division 3 Men’s National Champion (Springfield College, assistant coach)
  • 2014-15 – NCAA Women’s National Champion (Penn State, director of operations)
  • 2015-16 – NCAA Men’s National Champion (Ohio State, assistant coach)

Will this streak continue for another year? Time will tell, but Ohio State has to feel pretty good about having him and his streak around.


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