Cumberland U Hires Scott Barbe as First Men’s Volleyball Coach

  0 Braden Keith | November 08th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, Men's College Coaching Changes, NAIA, News

Cumberland University, member of the NAIA with 1,500 students, has announced Scott Barbe as the school’s first head coach for men’s volleyball. The program will begin play in the 2018-2019 season, thanks in part to a grant from the MotorMVB Foundation.

Barbe comes from fellow NAIA school Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, where he was the head coach for 3 seasons. In his first year, 2014, the team finished 4-21, and followed that with 13-19 and 9-17 records in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He left the program after the 2016 season to ‘take care of aging family members,’ a press release says.

He also spent 8 years as the owner, master coach, and athletic program director for the Dynasty Volleyball Club in Macomb, Michigan, which had programs for players aged 8-18.

Prior Coaching Stops

  • Ave Maria University – NAIA – 2014-2016 (26-57 record)
  • Warren Woods Tower High School, Michigan – 2010-2013 (two-time MAC Division champions)
  • Adlai Stevenson High School, Sterling Heights, Michigan – varsity assistant
  • Warren Cousino High School, Warren, Michigan – varsity assistant
  • Royal Oak Kimball High School, Royal Oak, ,Michigan – varsity assistant
  • Dynasty Volleyball Club, Macomb, Michigan – owner, master coach, athletic program director (2007-2015)

”We are very excited to bring someone with Scott’s experience and passion for the game of volleyball to Cumberland,” Direcotr of Athletics Ron Pavan said. “We wanted to hire a coach and give them the opportunity to recruit and build a team for next academic year. Scott is eager for the challenge of starting a men’s volleyball program at CU and we are prepared to help him in every way possible.”

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