Video: Kevin Burch discusses becoming new Ohio State head coach

Ohio State named former assistant Kevin Burch as the new head coach on Tuesday morning, taking over for Hall of Fame coach Pete Hanson.

Burch has a history of winning national titles with legendary coaches, such as Charlie Sullivan at Springfield, David Kniffin at UC Irvine, and Russ Rose at Penn State. The Buckeyes are currently moving into the Covelli Center, and will start play there during the 2020 season.

Listen to Burch’s interview with Off the Block Associate Editor Jonathan Bates as he discusses his reaction to being name the head coach, advice he will implement from former coaches, and what the future holds for him.

Also it wasn’t included in the video, but Burch wanted to thank his Athletic Director, Gene Smith, and Deputy Director of Athletics, Janine Oman, for their support.

2019 senior starter production lost (Big West edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position. Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (Big West edition)”

2019 senior starter production lost (MPSF edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment. Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (MPSF edition)”

2019 senior starter production lost (MIVA edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (MIVA edition)”

2019 senior starter production lost (Independent teams edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (Independent teams edition)”

2019 senior starter production lost (ConfCarolinas edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (ConfCarolinas edition)”

2019 senior starter production lost (EIVA edition)

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position. Continue reading “2019 senior starter production lost (EIVA edition)”

Highlights: Long Beach State block overwhelms Pepperdine

Long Beach State outhit Pepperdine, .461 to .168, and outblocked them 14 to 2, in a four-game victory on Thursday night to advance the championship match versus top-seeded Hawai’i. Long Beach State outhit Pepperdine, .461 to .168, and outblocked them 14 to 2, in a four-game victory on Thursday night to advance the championship match versus top-seeded Hawai’i. Pepperdine was paced by opposite Michael Wexter who led the team with 12 kills, eight digs, and three aces. Check out the highlights of the match as recorded by associate editor Jonathan Bates.

Highlights: Hawai’i serve, block too much for Lewis to handle

Hawai’i outhit Lewis, .368 to .221, and outblocked them, 14 to 4, in a four-game victory on Thursday evening to advance to the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship. The Rainbow Warriors also had 10 aces to the Flyers’ one. Outside attacker Colton Cowell paced Hawai’i with 15 kills on a .481 attack percentage, while Lewis middle attacker Tyler Mitchem had 12 kills on a .526 attack percentage. Check out the match highlights as recorded by associate editor Jonathan Bates.