Long-time King coach Booher steps down

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The all-time winningest men’s volleyball coach in ConfCarolinas history is stepping away from the game.

Ryan Booher confirmed to Off the Block on Monday that he has opted to resign as the King head coach.

Booher, who was the longest tenured coach in the ConfCarolinas, compiled 199 career wins since taking over the King program in 2010. The Tornado also under Booher twice won the ConfCarolinas championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.


The Tornado had three consecutive seasons with at least 20 wins from 2017-19 that was highlighted with their program’s first conference title in 2018. King last season became the first No. 3 seed to win the ConfCarolinas Tournament and lost to Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament opening round.

Booher was a three-time recipient of the ConfCarolinas Coach of the Year and in 2019 was named the men’s volleyball ConfCarolinas Coach of the Decade.

Booher simultaneously served as the head coach of both the King men’s volleyball team and King women’s volleyball team for the last five seasons. The Tornado women’s volleyball team had at least 15 wins in each of their first four seasons under Booher.

Along with his coaching experience, Booher recently completed his term as a member of the NCAA men’s volleyball committee.

King announced that assistant coach Julie Danner will serve as the interim head coach. Danner joined the coaching staff in 2022 after concluding an All-ConfCarolinas and All-Region playing career at the university.