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.

Off the Block, Molten announce finalists for NCAA Division III National Awards

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A nationwide voting committee selected 16 finalists for the Off the Block/Molten NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball National Awards.

Off the Block announced Monday the finalists for the five annual position-based Division III awards — the Off the Block/Molten National Setter of the Year, the Off the Block/Molten National Outside Attacker of the Year, the Off the Block/Molten National Opposite of the Year, the Off the Block/Molten National Middle Attacker of the Year and the Off the Block/Molten National Libero of the Year. Continue reading “Off the Block, Molten announce finalists for NCAA Division III National Awards”

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)”