April 25, 2017
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Head coach Mitch Jacobs announced on Tuesday the hiring of assistant coach Chris Rose to the Marshall volleyball coaching staff.
“I want to thank Beatrice [Crane Banford] and the administration for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the Marshall family,” Rose said. “I am very excited to join Mitch [Jacobs] and his program, where he has a successful culture in place already. The women are working hard and having fun. I am looking forward to the opportunity.”
Rose comes to Marshall after previously serving on the staffs of Arizona State University, East Carolina University and the University at Buffalo.
“It was our good fortune that Chris Rose was available at this time,” Jacobs said. “Chris brings a fantastic, positive attitude to the gym every day. He knows what it takes and the hours that are necessary to continue to have a successful program. He demonstrates an understanding of the game well beyond his 25 years. This spring has brought a new level of energy to the gym, with the new staff all being in place since mid-February, and has everyone in the program very excited for the fall. Chris has been a big part of the positive feel.”
Rose graduated from Penn State in 2014. He was the head student manager during the Nittany Lions back-to-back National Championships in 2013 and 2014.
Rose is the son of three-time All-American and Penn State hall of fame volleyball player Lori Barberich Rose and Penn State head coach Russ Rose.
The Thundering Herd posted a 22-8 overall record and was tied for second in Conference USA with an 11-3 record in 2016. Marshall featured five student-athletes who received all-conference honors, which was the most the Herd has had in a single season since joining C-USA in 2005.
Marshall begins its 2017 season at the Austin Peay Tourney from Aug. 25-26. The Herd will compete against Missouri, Austin Peay and UMKC.