March 3, 2024
Kyrsten Becker-McBride Earns Head Volleyball Coach Position

MOREHEAD, Ky. – With a extensive checklist of achievements in serving to Morehead Point out volleyball reach greatness in all aspects of the plan, Kyrsten Becker-McBride is the new head coach for Morehead Point out volleyball.
 
Acquiring just completed her 12th time on the Eagle staff members, Becker-McBride has attained her chance to guide the system. Extensive-time head mentor Dr. Jaime Gordon has stepped apart to concentrate his attempts on getting MSU’s Director of Athletics.
 
“Currently marks a new and exciting chapter for Morehead Condition Volleyball. Kyrsten is an outstanding coach who is unquestionably the appropriate person to direct this software,” reported Gordon. “It is a relatively exclusive situation, as a departing mentor, to be able to pick your successor as the Director of Athletics.  This is one of the most straightforward decisions I have at any time experienced to make.  Kyrsten has been a large section of this program’s accomplishment.  We have been so privileged to be ready to retain this kind of a gifted mentor for as extended as we have, and are lucky to have her as our upcoming Head Coach.  I am fully self-assured that she will guide with the college student-athletes at the heart of this plan, and guide Morehead State to new heights.”
 
Becker-McBride will also carry on serving as head mentor of the MSU Beach front Volleyball plan, a posture she has held due to the fact the 2020 period.
 
“I would like to thank Jaime Gordon for the chance to direct this storied volleyball method, and the mentorship and friendship he has furnished over the earlier twelve several years,” she reported. “From the first time I stepped on campus in 2011, it was crystal clear this system is created with the student-athletes at the coronary heart of it.  Morehead Point out Volleyball is about family and empowering gals on and off the courtroom.  All those main values will carry on to manual us, and I am honored with the duty to carry out that vision.”

Becker-McBride has helped lead Morehead Point out to prominence considering that signing up for the staff as director of operations in 2011. She served 2012-22 as an assistant coach and has held the title of affiliate head coach considering that the 2016 period. She has served guideline MSU to five Ohio Valley Convention regular period championships.
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Becker-McBride has also served as recruiting coordinator because 2015. Through her time on team, Morehead State has had 14 scholar-athletes gain To start with-Workforce All-OVC honors with 23 full very first-team awards. Fifteen additional players have acquired second-staff or all-freshmen accolades from the OVC.
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She has coached two OVC Players of the Year (Ellie Roberson, Olivia Lohmeier), 1 OVC Defensive Player of the Year (Leslie Schellhaas) and 3 OVC Freshmen of the Year (Laura McDermott, Merideth Jewell and Bridget Bessler). She has also mentored five American Volleyball Coaches Affiliation All-Location alternatives and two AVCA All-People.
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With her on workers, Morehead Point out went 50-2 in meeting matches from 2011-13 en route to three consecutive typical-season league championships.  The Eagles captured conference tournament titles in 2011 and 2013 on their way to NCAA Match appearances. She also aided guide MSU to the OVC Event title in the spring 2021 year and served guide the Eagles to the program’s to start with-at any time NCAA Event victory, defeating Creighton.
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The Eagles also posted back again-to-back 20-acquire strategies in 2018 and 2019 and have compiled six 20-get seasons with her on workers. She has been a important component of 212 wins considering that she came to MSU.
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During her seasons as head coach of the seaside plan, she led the Eagles to the 1st-ever OVC standard year title in 2021 though coaching the league’s Player of the Yr and Pair of the Year.

Morehead Point out, which has posted a 3.5-or-far better workforce grade stage common for the indoor software in every single of her decades, won the OVC’s Staff Educational Award in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017.  The Eagles also claimed MSU’s Team Tutorial Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and have attained 11 Staff Educational Awards from the AVCA. Two university student-athletes have been named CoSIDA (now CSC) Tutorial All-Us residents in her tenure.

With Becker-McBride on staff, Morehead State has attained 10 straight public recognitions for getting one particular of the prime Academic Development Costs in the nation.
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In 2015, she was tabbed by the AVCA as one particular of the nation’s top rated 30 coaches underneath the age of 30. 

She arrived to Morehead Point out soon after a four-year enjoying occupation at St. Francis (Ill.).  The outside the house hitter was a three-time All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Convention performer.  An Tutorial All-District range, she was also a two-time Daktronics NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete.
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A native of Arlington Heights, Ill., Becker-McBride attained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary instruction from St. Francis in 2011.  She received her Master’s Degree in instructional technology from Morehead Point out in 2015. In the summertime of 2021, she married Josh McBride.
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“The opportunity to be a head mentor at this college, with this method, is actually the prospect of a life span.  In excess of the earlier twelve a long time, innumerable users of our system and this university have turned into relatives, and Morehead, Kentucky has develop into property,” she explained. “I are unable to hold out to continue on constructing the legacy of Morehead State Volleyball with the scholar-athletes and local community that I really like.”
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