New Women's Volleyball Head Coach introduced at Bluefield College
Brian Votaw to lead women's volleyball program in upcoming 2011 season

New Women's Volleyball Head Coach introduced at Bluefield College

By Sports Information Department BC | August 4, 2011 | RSS

Bluefield College Athletics

Sports Information Department

Bluefield, Virginia


On Thursday, Bluefield College Athletics announced the hiring of the new head women’s volleyball  coach, Brian Votaw, ahead of the 2011 fall season.


Votaw will join the Athletics staff this week to lead the volleyball program right away in his first season at Bluefield. Votaw arrives in southwest Virginia with a long coaching resume in the sport including 16 years of coaching experience (eleven at Varsity and three at club).


In the past seven years at the varsity level, he has graduated 16 All-District players. He was recently named the Central District Coach of the Year for 2009 after leading his Gilead Christian School (OH) team to a 26-1 record and a final ranking of #8 in the state of Ohio. This past season Brian coached at Highland High School and had a record of 18-7. Before he was at Highland HS, Votaw coached at Gilead Christian in Columbus, Ohio for six seasons compiling an outstanding 119-16 record from 2006-2010 while at Gilead.


Most recently, he has coached on the national scene by coaching the 15 U National team for Club Mintonette out of Columbus, Ohio which won the National Title in Chicago in June of 2011. 

Votaw comes from Ohio to lead BC Volleyball


He is a member of the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association, American Volleyball Coaches Association and the Central District Coaches Association.


Votaw holds a M.A. in Clinical Counseling degree from Ashland Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Religion from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.  


With just a few weeks away from pre-season camp, Votaw will be hard at work to begin preparations for the upcoming volleyball. With a full squad coming in, he will work tirelessly to get the team into game-ready shape. Athletics Director, Peter Dryer, is both excited and confident with what Votaw will bring to Bluefield College. “We set out to find someone that will invest time and energy into the program, and Brian will definitely do that.  He has a strong commitment to the Christian mission of the institution, and has great experience coaching the game.  He knows how to get the best out of his players, and will lead our volleyball team in the right direction.  We are very fortunate to have him here at Bluefield College.”


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