The Ohio State men’s volleyball team will have a familiar face on their bench this season, as former Buckeye setter Christy Blough will be the team’s volunteer assistant coach this season.
You might recognize a familiar face on the sidelines tomorrow night as Christy Blough will be this season's volunteer assistant coach while going to med school here at Ohio State.#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/lrNNXwLRdS
— OSU Men's Volleyball (@OhioState_MVB) January 5, 2018
Blough was a strong setter for the Buckeyes throughout his career, posting 1,145 assists during the 2017 season. He helped Ohio State to two-consecutive NCAA Tournament titles in the 2016 and 2017 season. Throughout the course of his four-year career in the Buckeyes uniform, Blough dished out 4,280 assists for an average of 10.86 assists per set. Additionally, Blough picked up 504 digs in his career for an average of 1.18 digs per set.
One for academics, Blough received numerous academic distinctions during his collegiate career and will now attend medical school at Ohio State. This knocks off the option for Blough to go pro as he looks for a career in the medical field.
The Buckeyes are slated to begin their season with North Greenville on January 6 at home. They will follow up that match a week later with some strong west coast opponents in Stanford and BYU. Their difficult schedule doesn’t dissipate for the following weekend as they travel to Los Angeles to compete in the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge that will feature matches against USC and UCLA.