Johnna Fouch named new volleyball coach

EKU names Johnna Fouch as EKU volleyball's new head coach. Fouch has served as an assistant coach since 2015. (EKU Sports)  

Johnna Fouch was chosen as the new head volleyball coach according to Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller on Monday.

Fouch has many years of playing experience at San Diego State University. She was an honorable mention All-American and two-time Mountain West Conference Setter of the Year. She led the Mountain West Conference in assists (11.84 per set) as a sophomore and finished third as a junior (10.88 per set). Fouch helped San Diego State capture the 2012 conference championship and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament.  She was chosen as the team MVP as a sophomore and a senior.

Fouch has five years of collegiate coaching experience and two years of experience coaching youth volleyball players throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina.

The San Diego State graduate earned a master's of science in sport administration at EKU in 2016.

She first joined the Eastern Kentucky volleyball program as a graduate assistant in 2014. The 2015 season was her first season as an assistant coach for the Colonels.

According to a press release from Kevin Britton, assistant athletics director for communications, Lochmueller said, “We are excited to have Johnna as our new volleyball head coach.” 

“Johnna has an appreciation for the history of our program, but it is her vision for the future of our program that has impressed me throughout the process.  She understands what it will take to return Colonel volleyball to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference,” Lochmueller said in the press release.

“As an assistant, Fouch’s responsibilities included recruiting, scouting, video exchange, and on the court coaching, including working specifically with the team’s setters,” according to the press release.

Fouch is just the third coach ever to lead the Colonel volleyball team in school history. According to the press release, “I want to thank Director of Athletics Stephen Lochmueller and his staff for this opportunity to lead the Eastern Kentucky University volleyball program,” said Fouch.  “I am truly honored and excited to be chosen as the program’s third head coach, and plan to build on the legacy that coach Geri Polvino and coach Lori Duncan have establish here the last 53 years. Go Colonels!”

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