...Kevin Furnish Assistant Coach765.email@example.comKevin Furnish
, a former three-year letterwinner for the Ball State University men's volleyball team, is in his
seventh season as his
alma mater's assistant coach.
In 2005, Furnish
helped guide the Cardinals to a 17-15 overall record, included a 10-6 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
helped guide three players to All-Conference honors in 2004.
third season with the team in 2002, Furnish
helped guide Ball State to its 21st Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Regular Season Championship, its 14 MIVA Tournament Championship and the program's 15th trip to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2001, Furnish
helped guide the Cardinals to a 19-9 overall record and a 12-4 league mark.
first season with the team, Furnish
helped guide BSU to a 16-15 overall record and a berth in the semifinals of the MIVA Tournament.
...Prior to returning to Ball State as an assistant, Furnish spent four years as the head coach of the St. Joseph's (Ind.) College women's volleyball team after spending the 1995 campaign as an assistant.
From 1996-2000, he
led the Lady Pumas with the highlight of his
four-year career being the 1999 season.In 1999, he
guided the Lady Pumas to a 19-11 record and the school's second straight appearance in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.Furnish began his coaching career in 1990, when he became the head coach of the girls varsity team at Shenandoah High School.He held that position until becoming head coach of the boys club team at the school in 1994.
In addition to those positions, Furnish
has earned coaching experience at the club and camp level.He began a two-year stint on the staff of the Munciana Volleyball Club in 1990 and later served as director of the Cool Volleyball Club in 1993 and 1994.Furnish
coached with the Reebok Vision Volleyball Club
in 1995.He was also an instructor for the Ball State Volleyball Camps from 1989-91, the University of Wisconsin Volleyball Camps in 1995 and 1996 and the Epicenter Volleyball Camps in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1997.
As a collegiate student-athlete at Ball State
led the nation and totaled the second-highest hitting percentage in school history in 1989 when he
hit .430 to help the Cardinals to an MIVA Championship and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Tournament.He
earned the first of two straight All-MIVA First-Team selections the following season after helping BSU
to a second straight league title and a third-place showing in the national tourney.Furnish
ranked fifth nationally with a .383 hitting percentage and placed second on the Cardinals with 153 total blocks -- the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.
Despite missing much of the season with various ailments, Furnish
was selected as BSU's Most Valuable Player in 1991 after hitting a team-high .339 with a squad-best 4.70 kills per game.Furnish
career ranking third in team history with a .378 hitting percentage.He
ranked fourth on the list for career kills-per-game average (3.19), placed seventh in career block assists (200), was eighth in solo blocks (114) and total blocks (314), tied for ninth in career kills (839), and placed 12th in career digs (422).Furnish graduated from Ball State in 1993 with a bachelor's of science degree in business education.He
wife, Ramey, have two sons, Max (6) and Jackson (1).