February 26, 2024
Kevin Foeman Named EMU Head Volleyball Coach
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YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) —

Eastern Michigan University Vice President/Director of Athletics Scott Wetherbee declared the hiring of Kevin Foeman as head coach of the volleyball program currently, March 2. A extremely-attained system chief with a 153-89 occupation document in eight seasons as a women’s volleyball head mentor, Foeman departs an Ashland University program he led to a 99-44 mark in 5 seasons.

“We are psyched to welcome Kevin and his loved ones to Eastern Michigan as the future chief of our volleyball system,” explained Wetherbee. “When the posture opened, my aim was to locate an professional head mentor with a monitor document of results recruiting and developing college student-athletes. The name that stored surfacing in the volleyball community as a healthy for our software was Kevin Foeman. He has remarkable ties to the region and a lengthy resume of fostering tutorial results although still making a really competitive system. I search ahead to looking at our pupil-athletes thrive on the court, in the classroom, and in the community underneath his leadership.”

Foeman has been the head mentor at two prior educational facilities, publishing an all-time profitable percentage of .632 (153-89). He was selected as the 2022 Wonderful Midwest Athletic Meeting (GMAC) Mentor of the Yr and two times served Ashland make a spot in the NCAA Division II Championships (2018 and 2022). The Eagles have also captured the meeting division title 4 periods (2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022), although profitable the 2022 GMAC Normal Time Championship.

“I am very thankful for the option to be the head coach at Japanese Michigan College,” Foeman extra. “I would like to convey my gratitude to Scott Wetherbee, Erin Kido, and the lookup committee for their initiatives and for believing in me to direct this plan. I am psyched for my spouse and children to develop into a part of the Eastern Michigan community and keen to get a potent staff in area and get began.”

Ashland was 23-9 over-all in 2022, posting the best mark in the league at 16-1. The Eagles earned a location in the Division II postseason as the No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region. Champions of the Great Midwest South Division, Ashland posted the longest successful streak in system background (15) as well as the longest variety of consecutive sets won (20).

Four of Foeman’s players acquired places on the Fantastic Midwest’s initial team – middle blocker Anna Krikke, setter Zoey Peck, exterior hitter Erin Krupar, and exterior hitter Makenna Belcher. Krupar also earned honorable mention All-American honors from American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

In 2021, Foeman led the Eagles to an 18-13 (13-3 GMAC) report. AU gained the Great Midwest South Division title and was the league match runner-up. Krupar experienced a breakout tumble, as she was named an NCAA Division II All-American by both the Division 2 Meeting Commissioners Affiliation (first crew) and AVCA (3rd staff). Participating in in all 31 matches and all 110 sets in 2021, Krupar’s full of 504 kills have been No. 2 in NCAA Division II, her 5.09 points for each established were tied for No. 3 in D-II, and her 4.58 kills per established were being No. 5 in the nation.

For the duration of the COVID-altered 2020 campaign, Ashland notched a 9-8 record throughout the abbreviated spring timetable.  The squad went 2-2 at the AVCA Division II Countrywide Championship in Dallas, Texas. The event was established to give a championship expertise for Division II university student-athletes following the cancellation of the NCAA Women’s Division II Nationwide Championship. 4 players attained All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Convention (GLIAC) honors, as Foeman’s squads missing only 3 South Division matches in three GLIAC seasons.

In 2019, Ashland concluded 24-7 (13-3 GLIAC), after once more reaching the convention event and winning the GLIAC South Division title by 4 matches for the next 12 months in a row. The Eagles were rated as significant as fifth in the Midwest Region, went 3- at the Midwest Crossover, and ended up in the top rated three in the GLIAC in kills per established (to start with), hitting share (third), assists for each established (next) and digs for every established (second). All seven Eagle starters gained places on the 2019 All-GLIAC teams.

Foeman’s to start with campaign guiding the Eagles was an extraordinary one particular, as AU finished 25-7 all round and 14-2 in the GLIAC. The group received the GLIAC South title and achieved the NCAA Division II postseason in 2018. Ashland’s winning share in GLIAC engage in was its then-finest all-time. Alongside the way, Ashland had 7 gamers named as all-meeting honors, like GLIAC Freshman of the Yr and Midwest Area Freshman of the 12 months.

Ahead of arriving at Ashland, Foeman expended 3 seasons at the helm of Lake Erie College or university in Painesville, Ohio. In his 3 decades at the helm, he compiled a 54-45 in general history and was 27-25 in meeting play. All through the 2016 and 2017 seasons, he led the volleyball system to postseason berths, with 2016 currently being the initial postseason action in plan heritage.

In the 5 seasons prior to Foeman’s arrival, Lake Erie gained a mixed 15 matches and just three league contests from 2010-14.

In 2017, the Storm appreciated their winningest time in system historical past as they compiled a 26-9 in general document and went 15-3 in GMAC motion.  The 15-3 file in the GMAC gained the Storm a GMAC East Division Championship and the variety two all round seed in the GMAC match.  The Storm innovative to the semifinal match in the GMAC tournament.

The Storm plan manufactured incredible strides in the 2016 period. Lake Erie was 19-16 general and 9-7 in the meeting, which set a application record for the winningest year in Storm Volleyball record. Combating by way of an limitless array of five-set matches (15 in complete), the Storm clinched its initially-at any time appearance in the GLIAC playoffs wherever it would earn the program’s first-at any time conference playoff victory above Findlay. Throughout the common period, the Storm notched victories in excess of GLIAC powers Findlay (two times), Wayne Condition, Grand Valley Condition, and Northern Michigan, though statistically the Storm led the GLIAC in kills, assists, blocks, points, and concluded next in digs in 2016.

Foeman’s 1st year at Lake Erie observed the group triple its win full from the yr prior to, highlighted by victories more than Tiffin and rival Ashland. Crystal Kedroske was named honorable mention GLIAC as she led the way on the outside for the Storm in 2015.

Underneath the course of Foeman, 8 student-athletes have been named to all-convention honors.  Foeman experienced 1 very first-group choice, six second-team picks, and a person honorable mention.  

Foeman was a member of the Hillsdale personnel from 2013-15, in which he was really associated as an assistant coach handling recruiting, organizing, selling and managing camps, primary strength and conditioning classes, scouting, and education blockers.  In addition to his obligations with the volleyball group, Foeman served as the Assistant Director of Recreation and Sports and taught a program in the standard dynamics of wellness.  Also in the course of his time at Hillsdale, Foeman aid created and directed the Billed Up Volleyball Club, serving as Head Mentor of the 18U and 14U National Teams and Co-Head Coach of the 16U Countrywide Team.

Quickly prior to Hillsdale, Foeman coached two club volleyball teams in Columbia, Md., and served as an assistant coach with his alma mater, the University of Mary Washington.  As a employees member for the Eagles’ volleyball and baseball groups from 2009-12, Foeman directed strength and conditioning systems and assisted with community outreach, founding Studying Day at Moss-Nuckols Elementary College. He also recognized the Mary Washington Alumni Affiliation, helping to manage alumni game titles.

In addition to his coaching profession, Foeman had a prolific actively playing job in baseball. Foeman was one of the most effective baseball gamers to arrive out of UMW, as he was named All-American during the 2003-04 time.  He also gained All-Area, 3 first-staff all-conference honors, and was named regional Pitcher of the calendar year two times.  Foeman retains several data, as he has the most profession wins (33), strikeouts (360), and total online games (22). He also holds records for wins in a period with 12, strikeouts in a year with 145, and total online games with 9 finish games in a time. Foeman led the Eagles to three NCAA match appearances and was nominated for the D3Baseball.com workforce of the 10 years.  He was inducted into the Mary Washington Athletics Corridor of Fame in 2018.

Right after his time at Mary Washington, Foeman performed for a lot of minimal league groups, starting up in San Francisco Giants organization, from 2006-12.  

Foeman graduated from Mary Washington in 2006 with a Bachelor’s diploma in Enterprise Administration.  In 2013, he gained his MBA from UMW.  Foeman also holds private instruction certifications with American Health and fitness Gurus, American Council on Exercise and Resisted Motion Schooling.

Foeman, and his wife, Remy, have three little ones, KJ, Evie and Jax, and a few canine, Chandler, Joey, and Anakin. Remy earlier served as an assistant volleyball mentor at Hillsdale (2014), Lake Erie (2015-17), and Ashland (2018-present) and was a two-12 months captain at Maryland. She ranks fifth all-time in Terrapin background in helps and later on she performed volleyball skillfully in Puerto Rico with the Mayaguez Indias, Naranjito, Humacao, as properly as with the Puerto Rican Countrywide Team.